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18 Feb 15
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Governments recognize benefits of visa facilitation
According to the Report, 62% of the world’s population was required a traditional visa prior to departure in 2014, down from 77% in 2008. In the same year, 19% of the world’s population was able to...
06 Feb 15
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UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time
Tourism, moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, offers immense possibilities for socio-economic development in destinations around the world. Cultural tourism has...
29 Jan 15
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11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism announced
The UNWTO Ulysses Awardees for Innovation, distinguished in four categories, were: a) UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance: Domestic Tourism Promotion Initiative “Y tú,...
27 Jan 15
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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...
26 Jan 15
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FiturGreen 2015: Sustainable Tourism from the Traveller’s Perspective
“Towards sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector” is the theme of the sixth edition of FiturGreen, the leading forum on tourism and sustainability.  This year’s edition will...