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UNWTO: Words alone will not save jobs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2020 15:33

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has united behind the World Tourism Organization’s rallying cry for governments to “go beyond words” and begin taking decisive action to safeguard the millions of ... Read More

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020 18:46

By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow! The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through which the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) calls for shared responsibility among ... Read More

UNWTO calls for action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation and recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020 15:50

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism could nosedive by 20-30% in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020 15:11

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across ... Read More

UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 15:20

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new ... Read More

Jamaica to join UNWTO’s global effort to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 18:51

Senior officials at Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism yesterday participated in a virtual meeting with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to discuss a global coordinated partnership to mitigate the ... Read More

UNWTO convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 18:16

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism the hardest hit sector so far by COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 14:16

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue to be – introduced across the world. These decisions are ... Read More

UNWTO leads high delegation at WHO headquarters on COVID-19

editor editor- March 11, 2020 19:39

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili led a high delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to ... Read More

UNWTO assessment for COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 16:58

In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing to a decrease in international arrivals and receipts in 2020. ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region

editor editor- February 20, 2020 21:58

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, will be the key speaker at the first ever UNWTO Global Summit on ... Read More

UNWTO places tourism in the European Parliament

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020 18:32

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe ... Read More

UNWTO supports sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 15:09

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized ... Read More

UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch 2nd Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020 15:43

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center have joined forces again for the second edition of the Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. After the success of the first ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism and cinema for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020 17:25

Year after year, destinations are receiving more and more travelers whose motivation is to visit locations where famous series or movies were filmed. Culture is an essential vector for tourism ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman to speak at domestic tourism exhibition in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 6, 2020 01:40

The African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairman Mr. Cuthbert Ncube is all set to speak at the premier domestic tourism exhibition, taking place from Thursday to Saturday this week, in Tanzania’s ... Read More

UNWTO recognizes ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’ at FITUR

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020 15:17

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Fundación ONCE celebrated the best ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’, at FITUR, the tourism trade fair in Madrid. These are distinctions granted by the two entities ... Read More

King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020 18:30

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid last night, further strengthening the support and commitment of Spain ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism continues to outpace global economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020 16:38

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient ... Read More

Plans in High Gear for UNWTO Conference on Resilience and Innovation

editor editor- January 15, 2020 20:24

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says plans are in high gear for Jamaica to host the first ever UNWTO  (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Summit on Innovation and Resilience ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability, innovation and accessibility at FITUR 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020 18:54

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will place innovation and sustainability at the top of the agenda as it returns to the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR). At the 40th ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism startups focus on innovation and sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020 18:25

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative that the two entities have been working on since 2018 when its ... Read More

Dialogue between USA and Iran? IIPT founder tries to open window

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2020 08:11

The founder and president of the New York-based International  Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), Louis D'Amore is urging the United States and Iran to take the opportunity and opened ... Read More

UNWTO: What is the greenest way to travel?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019 15:23

The number of tourists who travel across borders is expected to reach 1.8 billion a year by 2030, according to the latest UNWTO predictions. This will be alongside a further ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism’s growth strengthens its potential to contribute to sustainable development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 16:10

International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global ... Read More

UNWTO wine tourism conference celebrates rural transformation and jobs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019 15:24

The 4th Global Conference on Wine Tourism, hosted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Chile, has concluded with a call to use the sector’s unique ability ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism’s carbon emissions measured in report launched at COP25

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019 15:22

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism ... Read More

What if Alain St.Ange would be Secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?

editor editor- November 19, 2019 02:52

The UNWTO for sure should be transparent, media friendly, and an open house for the global travel and tourism industry.   More than 2 years into the new UNWTO leadership, ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 16:07

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the ... Read More

WTM: Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019 18:56

Major global brands such as Google and Mastercard can help farmers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs to boost rural tourism, delegates heard today at World Travel Market (WTM) London – the event ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainable Tourism Observatories monitoring tourism impact at destination level

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 16:55

The World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) welcomed more than 100 experts to its global annual meeting in Madrid, gathering observatories from all around the ... Read More

Dr. Walter Mzembi breaks silence: Why unity in Zimbabwe will fix the economy

Dr. Walter Mzembi Dr. Walter Mzembi- October 13, 2019 20:17

As the Zimbabwe crisis worsens former long-serving Tourism Minister and candidate in the last UNWTO Secretary-General elections, Dr. Walter Mzembi breaks his silence to weigh in with a prescription on ... Read More

Smart Cities Declaration at Kazakhstan Urban Tourism Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 18:37

City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The Summit enjoyed the highest level ... Read More

UNWTO General Assembly opens with sustainability and innovation top of the agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 11, 2019 15:50

The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world ... Read More

World Tourism Organization General Assembly Opens With Sustainability and Innovation Top of the Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2019 15:34

The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world ... Read More

eTurboNews will not be silenced by UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2019 01:44

The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polalikasvi is worried about eTurboNews and started blocking this publication. With more than 11,205 articles about UNWTO archived on the eTN Network since 2007 and many ... Read More