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01 Mar 16
Press Release
UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development
The high level segment of the Conference on ‘Sustainable Development through Tourism’ will analyze how to advance the contribution of tourism to the 17 SDGs, including the sector’s ability to...
22 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO and neZEH partners present e-toolkit prototype to help hotels become Nearly Zero Energy
The neZEH toolkit is a practical instrument for hotel owners to assess their energy consumption levels and identify appropriate measures for energy efficiency improvement and reaching nearly-zero...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
07 Dec 15
Press Release
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...
29 Nov 15
News
Global Travel & Tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks
On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, taking place in Paris next week, the members of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) reiterated the industry’s commitment...
28 Sep 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors, with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation,...