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  • Thursday, November 24th 2022 - 13:18 UTC

    World tourism closing on pre-pandemic levels; Europe records strongest recovery

    Results were boosted by strong pent-up demand, improved confidence levels and the lifting of restrictions in an increasing number of destinations.

    An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of 2019 levels and puts the sector on course to reach 65% of its pre-pandemic levels this year, in line with UNWTO scenarios. Results were boosted by strong pent-up demand, improved confidence levels and the lifting of restrictions in an increasing number of destinations.

  • Tuesday, September 27th 2022 - 09:41 UTC

    “Rethinking Tourism” as a powerful driver for sustainable development

    The World Tourism Day 2022 logo

    World Tourism Day, observed on 27 September, celebrates the power of tourism to foster inclusion, protect nature and promote cultural understanding. This year’s official celebration, “Rethinking Tourism”, will be hosted by Indonesia, celebrating this opportunity to rethink how we do tourism for a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient sector. We need to fully showcase the potential of tourism to create jobs for all and bring communities together.

  • Monday, August 1st 2022 - 08:35 UTC

    International tourism has recovered to almost half of pre-pandemic 2019 level

    Europe welcomed more than four times as many international arrivals as in the first five months of 2021 (+350%), boosted by strong intra-regional demand

    According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares to 77 million arrivals from January to May 2021 and means that the sector has recovered almost half (46%) of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

  • Thursday, February 27th 2020 - 07:01 UTC

    UNWTO & WHO: Joint Statement on Tourism and Coronavirus COVID-19

    The MSC Meraviglia with 4.500 passengers was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica health officials said

    As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.

  • Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 - 18:22 UTC

    International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

    Europe where growth was slower than in previous years (+4%) continues to lead in terms of international arrivals, welcoming 743 million international tourists

    According to the first comprehensive report on global tourism numbers and trends of the new decade, the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this represents the tenth consecutive year of growth.

  • Friday, September 27th 2019 - 08:32 UTC

    “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”

    Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

    Official Message by UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Tourism can help us build a better future for everyone. Around the world, the tourism sector is leading source of employment, supporting many millions of jobs and driving economies forward, both at the local and the national level.

  • Friday, September 27th 2019 - 07:42 UTC

    World Tourism Day, September 27, this year is celebrated in New Delhi

    The following is the message from Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture, Government of India. India is pleased to host the official celebrations of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Day in New Delhi.

  • Thursday, June 20th 2019 - 16:08 UTC

    US exploring possibility of rejoining UN World Tourism Organization

    Emma Doyle, White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff, led the US delegation at the 110th session of the executive council of the global body WTO in Baku

    The US is exploring the possibility of rejoining the UN tourism body to create jobs for Americans and help promote tourist destinations in the country, the State Department said. The US made its intention to be back in the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday during at the agency's executive council meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan reported the Spanish government news agency Efe.

  • Saturday, May 11th 2019 - 09:06 UTC

    UNWTO says Spain has some of the best beaches and marina resorts for this European summer

    This European summer, the Blue Flag will be flying on one out of every five Spanish beaches. Globally, one of every six Blue Flag beaches is on Spanish soil

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish beaches, 98 marina resorts and 5 sustainable tourist boat operators.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2018 - 11:52 UTC

    Tourism becomes world’s third-largest export sector according UNWTO

    The international tourism sector has seen uninterrupted growth in arrivals for eight straight years, with 2017’s growth being the highest since 2010; with a record performance of US$ 1.6 trillion. This represents an increase of 7%, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).