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21 Jul 14
Press Release
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes new Law on Antiquities and Heritage in Saudi Arabia
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, congratulated Saudi Arabia for adopting legal mechanisms for the protection of its historical sites, contributing to ensure that tourism and culture continue to...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight
“We are appalled by this horrible crash and I would like to, on behalf of UNWTO, reiterate the call by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of a full international investigation into the disaster“,...
02 Jul 14
Press Release
Spain to host UNWTO Conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism
Experiencing different ways of life and discovering cultural or religious sites ranks high as travel motivation. With consumer demand shifting to incorporate a broader cultural and historical...
23 Jun 14
Press Release
World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating tourism and community development
This year’s WTD theme is ideally timed to contribute to the debate on tourism’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN development blueprint after 2015, which places a high...