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15 Jan 18
2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years
Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) worldwide increased 7% in 2017. This is well above the sustained and...
Press Release
14 Dec 17
Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017
The strong tourism demand of the earlier months of 2017, including the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season, was maintained through October. Destinations worldwide received a total of 1,127 million...
Press Release
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...
Press Release
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...
Press Release
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,...