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12 Apr 17
Press Release
Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016
“The latest data on outbound tourism spending are very encouraging. Despite the many challenges of recent years, results of spending on travel abroad are consistent with the 4% growth to 1.2 billion...
07 Apr 17
Press Release
UN Statistical Commission encourages Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism
Overwhelming appreciation was expressed to the work of the UNWTO Committee on Statistics and TSA and the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, which is leading the development of...
29 Mar 17
Press Release
International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016
Despite many challenges facing Europe in 2016, tourism has once again shown extraordinary strength and resilience, reinforcing its contribution to economic growth, job creation and social wellbeing...
18 Jan 17
Press Release
The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from...
17 Jan 17
Press Release
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges
2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis. A comparable sequence of uninterrupted solid growth has not been recorded since the...
04 Jan 17
Press Release
FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
UNWTO has prepared a number of events to be held at FITUR, starting with the presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Also on January 18 the 13th Edition of...
03 Jan 17
Press Release
The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
I have seen increasing commitment from the international community, with many countries realizing the potential for tourism to become a pillar of their development. This commitment is attested to by...