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 […]
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Croatia have agreed to further advance Sustainable Tourism and maximize its contribution to economic growth, job creation and development in the country.
Argophilia Travel News continues coverage of the Russian Federation’s initiatives to expand their travel and tourism industry. An interview with a top travel business executive reveals much about Russia’s road to parity in travel, as well as the nature of Russia’s industry. Expanded travel choices within Russia appear to be right around the corner.
On Albania’s National Day news of last week’s UNWTO Conference provides a positive backdrop for one of Eastern Europe’s most interesting emerging economies. The culture and beauty of Albania and her neighbors have for too long been missed amid the world’s most visited places. The UNWTO findings and initiatives last week may lead Albania and her neighbors into a more cooperative and positive economic future.