The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted every world destination to introduce restrictions on travel.
On the agenda of the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture event held December 3-5, in Istanbul, Turkey, stakeholders discussed cultural tourism as fundamental for a sustainable future.
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.
The stage is set for next month’s Middle East Gala Ceremony, the first stage of the World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Tour, which will be hosted by Dubai’s Armani Hotel on May 2nd.