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29 Oct 15
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% driven by strong results in Europe
Europe, the world’s most visited regional destination, recorded a robust 5% increase in international tourist arrivals, the highest across all regions and a notable result for a rather mature region...
20 Oct 15
Press Release
On World Statistics Day, UNWTO calls for more and better tourism data
Under the theme “Better Data. Better Lives,” the UN World Statistics Day is celebrated to raise awareness of how official statistics help decision makers develop informed policies that impact...
01 Oct 15
Press Release
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
Press Release
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...