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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).
18 December 2018 San Sebastián to Take World Gastronomy Tourism Spotlight in May
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City of Donostia. The Forum will focus on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to job creation and to the promotion of entrepreneurship. The Forum has been held since 2015 and is hosted by the BCC every two years. Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, 18 December 2018. It was announced today that Donostia will host the 5th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, a forum organized by the UNWTO and the BCC, an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO.
8 December 2018 Punta del Este Convention Bureau UNWTO.QUEST audited
26 November 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Universidad de San Martín de Porres
15 November 2018 The World Tourism Organization and the Municipality of León develop the first shopping tourism project in Mexico
Madrid, Spain, 15 November 2018 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Municipality of León (Guanajuato, Mexico) have signed an agreement to carry out the country’s first project to develop Shopping Tourism, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato.
12 November 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Modul University Dubai
9 November 2018 The UNWTO Course in Mexico on “Tourism and Digital transformation: Impacts on development of tourist model” has finished last week
8 November 2018 UNWTO/ETC Report: Outbound Tourism Spending from the Gulf is Six Times the Global Average
Madrid, Spain, 8 November 2018 – A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.