News: Sub-Saharan Africa shows 0% tourism growth – UNWTO

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News: Sub-Saharan Africa shows 0% tourism growth – UNWTO TOURISM growth in Sub-Saharan Africa shows an increase of a flat 0 per cent in the first half of this year, a United Nations Word Tourism Organisation report has revealed. According to the January to June data for this year, the UNWTO estimates 671 million international tourist arrivals globally, almost 30 […]

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Tourism: United States moves closer to re-joining UNWTO with high-level delegation at Executive Council in Baku

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The United States of America has highlighted its support of tourism as a driver of sustainable development. A high-level delegation of the Government attending the World Tourism Organization Executive Council announced that the US is exploring the possibility of re-joining the UN agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive […]

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News: Africa generates $38b from tourism in 2018 – UNWTO

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The African continent earned some $38 billion from tourism in 2018, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Some 67 million tourists visited Africa, it indicated. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, international tourism for Europe and Africa grew at equal levels of four per cent for the first quarter of 2019. This squarely meets the UNWTO’s […]

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News: UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing interest in gastronomic tourism. The joint initiative was presented at the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastian, Spain. As tourists increasingly demand unique and authentic travel experiences, the global gastronomy market […]

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Tourism: UNWTO Secretary-General to Present Platino Award for Cinema and Education

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The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili will recognize the Ibero-American film industry´s commitment to sustainability, openness and inclusivity at the upcoming Platinum Awards of Ibero-American Cinema (12 May, Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Mexico). Now in its 6th year, the Platinum Awards Gala is a highlight of the Ibero-American film industry calendar (comprising the 19 Spanish and Portuguese […]

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News: Colombia hosts UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure

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Around 500 participants from 90 countries are attending the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Spanish city of San Sebastian (2-3 May), hosted by the Basque Culinary Center (BCC). This year’s event centers on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to job creation and to the promotion of entrepreneurship. The UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism has been […]

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News: Tourism, Transport and Aviation Ministers Unite for the Future of Air Transport and Development in Africa

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The First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Government of Cabo Verde was held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, attracting over 20 Ministers of Tourism, Transport and Aviation from Africa. Within the framework of both the tourism and aviation sectors, the event […]

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Tourism: UNWTO Allies with Spain to Face the Demographic Challenge

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has teamed up with Spain to face the demographic challenges being suffered by rural environment. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Segovia, the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation”, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President […]

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News: Finalists of the 15th UNWTO Awards Announced

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for contributing to advance the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiatives from Canada, Colombia, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the […]

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News: UNWTO Partners with Niantic to Develop Innovative Tourism Experiences through Real-World Games

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around the world that will build awareness for the Organization’s Travel.Enjoy.Respect campaign, designed […]

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