Maldives and the New Global Standard for Sustainable Tourism

Maldives, a nation heavily reliant on tourism, stands to benefit greatly from a recent breakthrough by the UN. A groundbreaking statistical framework, developed under the leadership of UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization/UN Tourism), has been adopted by all 193 UN member states. This new framework, the Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism […]


UNWTO Rebrands as UN Tourism, Aiming to Transform Tourism for a Better Future

Marking a significant shift, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has officially rebranded itself as UN Tourism. This move signifies a renewed commitment to driving positive change in the global tourism industry, placing “people and planet” at the forefront. A New Narrative for a New Era: Partnering with Interbrand, UN Tourism has crafted a comprehensive brand […]

International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall by 20-30% in 2020: UNWTO

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 the world, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism expects that international tourist arrivals will be down by 20% to 30% in 2020 when compared […]

UNWTO Launches second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) launched the second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism on 6 November 2019. The Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010 provided the first look and a baseline study on the situation of women working in the tourism sector. The second edition of the report considers how […]

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World Tourism Day 2016: Tourism leaders commit to advance Universal Accessibility

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over 500 delegates from 60 countries convened in Bangkok, Thailand, to take part in the Official Celebrations of the World Tourism Day this year dedicated to the theme ‘Tourism for all: Promoting Universal Accessibility.’ Policy frameworks, capacity building, business strategies and awareness raising have been some of the areas tackled during the week of events […]

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International tourism grows in 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]International tourist arrivals grew by 5 per cent between January and April 2016, according to statistics from the latest UN World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) global barometer. Destinations worldwide welcomed 348 million international tourists (overnight visitors) during the first four months of 2016, up 5.3 percent from the same period last year. “Results show a strong […]

UNWTO announces Ethics Award

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) have launched the first ever UNWTO Ethics Award. The award will recognise companies committed to making their businesses more responsible and sustainable through the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, UNWTO said in a press statement. The award is […]

International tourism valued at $1.4 trillion

Global tourism revenue grew by 3.6 per cent in 2015 on the back of a 4.4 percent increase in international arrivals, according to preliminary figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015

A press release by the UNWTO reveals that tourist arrivals grew 4.4 per cent in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184,000 tourist arrivals worldwide that year.

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UN declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Emerging market of young travellers on the rise, reports WTO

The WYSE Travel Confederation and the World Tourism Organisation, in collaboration with UNWTO have recently carried out studies which indicate that 23% of international tourists fall between the ages of 15 to 29.

UNWTO and PATA collaborate for bimonthly ‘Global Trends Shaping Tourism in Asia-Pacific’ reports

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have joined forces to publish a series of bi-monthly reports highlighting the linkage between the global travel industry and the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).