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01 Oct 15
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UNWTO welcomes the G20 Tourism Ministers’ commitment to promote more and better jobs
Recalling that tourism is one of the most dynamic and resilient economic sectors, Ministers of Tourism committed to maximize the potential the sector has to generate jobs, particularly for women and...
15 Sep 15
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UNWTO and ICAO enhance cooperation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Medellín Statement was agreed today at the first joint UNWTO/ICAO High-Level Forum on Tourism and Air Transport for Development, held on the sidelines of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly in...
10 Sep 15
Press Release
21 million more international tourists in the first half of 2015
Europe, Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East all recorded 5% growth in international arrivals and the Americas 4%. Limited data available for Africa points to an estimated 6% decrease in the...
09 Jul 15
Press Release
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
Press Release
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...