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18 Dec 14
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International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers
Between January and October 2014, the volume of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 978 million, 45 million more than in the same period of 2013. With an increase of 4.7%,...
17 Dec 14
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UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture
Cultural tourism can contribute to inclusive economic growth, social development and cultural preservation. The first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will provide an...
20 Nov 14
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Oman commits to fully seize tourism’s potential for socio-economic advancement
The government of the Sultanate of Oman recognizes tourism’s important contribution to job creation, heritage conservation and community development, as well as its ability to promote cross-cultural...
06 Nov 14
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Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future
A new international programme that aims to catalyze a shift to more sustainable tourism over the next decade was launched at the World Travel Market in London this week. The Sustainable Tourism...
05 Nov 14
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UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit: the legacy imperative of mega events
The impact of public exposure during international events, coupled with investments in infrastructure, represents one of the key long-term potentials of mega events. This was the key message coming...