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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News: UNWTO Features as Tourism Enters Ibero-American Cooperation Agenda

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The 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government (La Antigua, Guatemala, 15-16 November) concluded with a high-level political declaration on sustainable development in which tourism plays a key supporting role. The commitment, which includes the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), marks the first time the tourism sector has been featured in a top-level multilateral cooperation agenda. Ibero-American presidents and […]

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News: The UNWTO/NEPAD Tourism Tech Adventure, to sponsor 5 African startups

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), jointly with the New Partnership for Africa´s Development (NEPAD), has announced that it will be sponsoring 5 African startups under the UNWTO/NEPAD Tourism Tech Adventure: Promoting African Tourism Innovation. The initiative according to the agency is dedicated to supporting the African startups that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector. The initiative will take […]

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Africa: World Tourism Day 2018 marked by UNWTO and a Tourism Festival in Seychelles

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has this year said that World Tourism Day places focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation. They said that “The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018”. World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27th […]

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News: France and Africa drive Global Tourism Growth UNWTO report shows, as US makes the most money

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More than 1.3 billion people traveled to a foreign country in 2017, marking a seven percent increase in international tourist arrivals from the year previous. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released new figures Monday, showing that 2017 saw an additional 84 million people take to the skies, seas or roads to visit an international destination compared to 2016. […]

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News: 15th UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and sustainability in tourism, applications open

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Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United […]

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News: World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

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The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018). World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism’s actual and potential […]

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