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09 Jul 15
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International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first four months of 2015
Destinations worldwide received some 332 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2015, 14 million more than the same period last year, corresponding to an...
03 Jun 15
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The European Travel Commission and the World Tourism Organization to unveil the secrets to success in the meeting industry
Tourism for business and professional reasons is one of the fastest growing segments in the tourism sector and the second main purpose for travel after leisure, recreation and holidays. The meetings...
15 Apr 15
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Exports from international tourism rise to US$ 1.5 trillion in 2014
Receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,245 billion (euro 937 billion) in 2014...
27 Jan 15
Press Release
Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014
The number of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 1,138 million in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013. With an increase of 4.7%, this is the fifth consecutive year of above average...
21 Jan 15
Press Release
UNWTO Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in tourism
Since 2003, the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism have honored tourism initiatives and individuals for their contribution to tourism through knowledge and innovation, in line with...