The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) met with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism of Greece last week in order to offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support for sustainable tourism. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in Athens for discussions with political leaders, as well as high-level representatives from the private sector. The discussions focused on the […]
The growth in tourism arrivals in Greece early in the 2019 season is double the world average according to data from the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO). In the period starting January of 2019 until March, international touristic flows have slowed overall. According to the UNWTO figures, global arrivals increased only 4 […]
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have issued the joint communication “Tourism, Trade and the WTO” affirming the importance of enhanced global cooperation on trade & tourism, and encouraging greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.
Today, as we look at the progress Greece has made toward a truly sustainable form of tourism.
The UNWTO Silk Road Programme announced this week the selection of Thessaloniki in Greece’s Macedonia region, as the site of the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism. Slated for October, the event will run from October 10-12 2018.
Greece will be the first European country to host the UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route.
Coming up September 27th in Budapest, World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 will focus on the importance of digital technologies in tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) event will provide participants with opportunities for innovation and the potential for sustainable development.
Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the recent deadly fires outside Attica, reports German business paper Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.
Aiming to support Greece after the country experienced devastating wildfires in the Attica region, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Thursday, encouraged travelers to proceed with their plans to visit the country. “Tourists, stick to your travel plans and go there! Tourism means much needed income & creates new opportunities!” the UNWTO said via twitter. The […]
According to data from Statista, UK hotel occupancy across 2,393 hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast properties show the industry as “flat” according to the surveys. Within the European market, only Eastern and Southern Europe show significant growth for revenue.
The Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTa) and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) will sign a memorandum on mutual cooperation according to news from AsTa.
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.
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.
The seven Eastern European countries that share the Carpathian Mountains have made an important deal to jointly manage the development of sustainable tourism in the region, it has been announced. Sustainable tourism is of course, fundamentally important to the region, hence the countries willingness to adopt the UN Environment Program and UNWTO-drafted Protocol on Sustainable […]
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 […]