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18 October 2018 First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition Launched
18 October 2018, Madrid, Spain - The World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), have launched a pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector, with a global call for startups or companies, mature or emerging, technological and non-technological, with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing and integrating gastronomy in tourism and inspiring tourists with new ways and reasons to travel.
16 October 2018 Creating Smart Cities for Innovative Tourism Experiences
Madrid, Spain, 16 October 2018 - The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences (15-16 October 2018) concluded today in Valladolid, Spain, with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences.
10 October 2018 International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum
Madrid, Spain, 10 October 2018 – According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017.
9 October 2018 Urban Tourism – We Need to Build Cities for Residents and Visitors, Finds UNWTO Conference
Madrid, Spain, 8 October 2018 – At the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in Seoul, Republic of Korea (16-19 September), the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, laid out a vision looking to 2030 for urban tourism that contributes to sustainable and inclusive cities.
2 October 2018 UNWTO.QUEST Presentation at FIT Latin America 2018
19 September 2018 REGISTER NOW! UNWTO Regional Course in Mexico
18 September 2018 UNWTO Training Progamme in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Tour Guiding from 22 September to 28 October
18 September 2018 New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched today during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea (16-19 September 2018).
11 September 2018 UNWTO Hails Wine Tourism as an Approach to Sustainable Rural Development
Madrid, Spain, 10 September 2018 – UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing tourism’s socioeconomic benefits, looking at specific segments like wine tourism.
27 August 2018 UNWTO Highlights Confirm Another Record Year in 2017
Madrid, Spain, 27 August 2018 – International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism the world’s third-largest export sector.