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18 Jan 16
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International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
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Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
12 Jan 16
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UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul
"On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and...
17 Dec 15
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UNWTO activities at FITUR to focus on innovation and sustainability
Innovation in tourism is the theme of the annual UNWTO Awards. 2016 marks the twelfth edition of this initiative, which gathers tourism success stories from all around the world. The UNWTO Awards...
16 Dec 15
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The UNWTO Regional executive workshop in Qatar finished on 15th December
The UNWTO Regional executive workshop in Qatar on eMarketing in Tourism, organized by the World Tourism Organization, its UNWTO.Themis Foundation and Qatar Tourism Authority, was closed on 15th...
14 Dec 15
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The UNWTO Regional Conference and Executive Training Workshop in Qatar from 13-15 December 2015
The UNWTO Regional Conference and Executive Training Workshop in Qatar on eMarketing in Tourism, organized by the World Tourism Organization, its UNWTO.Themis Foundation and Qatar Tourism Authority...
07 Dec 15
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United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...