News from the UNWTO at ITB Berlin. On this the 2oth Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, the 4th version of the UNWTO Silk Road Ministers discussed better facilitating visas to advance tourism along this famous trade route.
The world economy continues to splutter along with all of its problems in Europe and elsewhere, but it doesn’t seem to be affecting tourism all that much. That’s because the number of international tourist arrivals in the first 8 months of this year shot up by an astonishing 4%, and is now threatening to top one billion for the first time ever.
Romania is to team up with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) in order to boost its travel credentials, staging a unique International Conference on Balneary and Health Care Tourism in the country.
As Western Europe struggles under the weight of its debt and the Arab Spring continues to rumble on to an uncertain future, travel groups are turning to Eastern Europe and the Far East as they look to bring some cheer into 2012.
Hungarian President Pal Schmitt last week became one of the first European leaders to sign up for the joint World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) and World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign. Earlier this month, President Schmitt had been presented with a letter from the UNTWO Secretary General Taleb Rifai, which stressed […]