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25 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO activities at ITB 2015
ITB Berlin Opening Ceremony (3 March, 18.00 – 20.00, CityCube Berlin Hall B)UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, will deliver the opening speech at the ITB opening ceremony. 5th Silk Road...
18 Feb 15
Press Release
Governments recognize benefits of visa facilitation
According to the Report, 62% of the world’s population was required a traditional visa prior to departure in 2014, down from 77% in 2008. In the same year, 19% of the world’s population was able to...
06 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time
Tourism, moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, offers immense possibilities for socio-economic development in destinations around the world. Cultural tourism has...
05 Feb 15
Press Release
Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum
Jointly organized by UNWTO and Casa Árabe, the public consortium headed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this annual Forum has consolidated into a key platform for the exchange of best...
03 Feb 15
Press Release
Investour 2015: Africa needs a stronger brand
Between 2000 and 2014, international tourist arrivals to Africa more than doubled, from 26 million to 56 million. Despite a challenging 2014, the region still grew 2% compared to 2013, and the future...