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20 Nov 14
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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...
30 Oct 14
Press Release
International tourism shows continued strength
International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2014 reached 781 million, 36 million more than in the same period of 2013. With a 5% increase,...
29 Oct 14
Press Release
UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events
Tourism and mega-events are closely interlinked in today’s globalized society. Many of those attending mega events are tourists. In turn, these events have a direct impact on tourism destinations,...