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06 Nov 17
International tourism on track for a record year
Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors), 56 million more than in the same period of 2016. This corresponds to...
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27 Sep 17
World Tourism Day 2017 addresses the power of sustainable tourism for development
To advocate the potential of sustainable tourism as a tool for development. This is one of the goals of the World Tourism Day celebrations that are being conducted throughout the world. The Official...
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26 Sep 17
UNWTO launches a travellers’ competition to promote sustainability
“Every action counts and travellers have a strong role to play in building a more sustainable tourism sector. Imagine the impact of one small action multiplied by millions”, said Taleb Rifai,...
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18 Sep 17
22nd UNWTO General Assembly in China: a week of important achievements
An intense week of meetings, decisions and agreements marked the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China on 13-16 September. The biennial event convened more than 1300...
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15 Sep 17
Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics
The Convention covers the responsibilities of all stakeholders in the development sustainable tourism, providing a framework that recommends an ethical and sustainable modus operandi, including the...