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17 Sep 14
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First UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages explores the link between tourism and spiritual routes
With this backdrop, the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages to take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 17-20 September 2014, aims to highlight the positive contributions...
15 Sep 14
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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with...
02 Sep 14
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IRENA and UNWTO to promote renewable energies in Islands' tourism sector
In a Joint Statement on Renewable Energy and Tourism in Islands, released at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, IRENA and UNWTO commit to encourage investment...
18 Aug 14
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Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak
On 8 August 2014, WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005...
04 Aug 14
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UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications
The Awards recognize innovative tourism initiatives and contributions to the sector, in line with the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. Since its inception in 2003, the UNWTO...