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4 February 2019 SAVE THE DATE! MODUL University Dubai is to host the UNWTO Workshop in April 2019
1 February 2019 Córdoba Tourism Agency Obtains UNWTO.QUEST Certification
The Córdoba Tourism Agency (Agencia Córdoba Turismo) has received the World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO.QUEST Certification, whereby the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all, promotes the strengthening of the institutional capacities of destination management organizations (DMOs) and public-private integration in destinations.
30 January 2019 La OMT entrega la Certificación UNWTO.QUEST a la Agencia Córdoba Turismo
  La Agencia Córdoba Turismo ha recibido la Certificación UNWTO.QUEST de la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT, UNWTO de sus siglas en inglés) con la que el organismo especializado de las Naciones Unidas encargado de la promoción de un turismo responsable, sostenible y accesible para todos, promueve el fortalecimiento de las capacidades institucionales de las organizaciones de gestión de destinos (OGDs) y la integración público-privada en los destinos.
29 January 2019 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Sultan Qaboos University
24 January 2019 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Singidunum University
23 January 2019 UNWTO.TedQual reaches 220 certified tourism educational programmes worldwide
21 January 2019 International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts
2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010 Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew above the world average while Asia and the Pacific and Europe grew at 6% For 2019, UNWTO forecasts a 3-4% increase, in line with the historical growth trend Madrid, Spain, 21 January 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead.
3 January 2019 Punta del Este Convention Bureau Receives First UNWTO.QUEST Certification from UNWTO
Madrid, Spain, 3 January 2019 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has granted UNWTO.QUEST Certification to the Punta del Este Convention Bureau, which became the first destination management organization in the world to receive this certification.
27 December 2018 UNWTO/ETC Launch Report on Health Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 27 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualization of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services.
21 December 2018 Finalists of the 15th UNWTO Awards Announced
Madrid, Spain, 21 December, 2018 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for contributing to advance the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).