News

20 September 2013 Countdown to World Tourism Day 2013
With one week left until World Tourism Day (WTD) on 27 September, preparations are on the final stretch in the Maldives, the host of this year’s official celebrations, and in many countries around the world around the 2013 theme, “Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future”.
17 September 2013 First International Meeting of the UNWTO.TedQual Students´ Advisory Board
29 August 2013 Taleb Rifai reelected as UNWTO Secretary-General
26 August 2013 UNWTO General Assembly opens in Victoria Falls
The global tourism community gathers this week at Victoria Falls for the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly. Visa facilitation, connectivity and accessibility will be key topics at this Assembly, aiming to advance tourism´s sustainable growth (Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe, 24 – 29 August 2013).
26 August 2013 International tourism demand exceeds expectations in the first half of 2013
International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million, according to data just released by UNWTO. Growth was above the projection made at the beginning of the year (+3% to +4%) and is also exceeding the trend of the UNWTO long-term outlook Tourism Towards 2030 (+3.8% a year).
27 May 2013 Compliance with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism shall become mandatory from July 2013 for those who obtain or renew the UNWTO.TedQual Certification
13 May 2013 The UNWTO International Capacity Building Course in Argentina has finalized
6 May 2013 UNWTO.Capacity. The 9th edition of the UNWTO course in Argentina hast just been inaugurated
4 December 2012 The UNWTO Course in Lithuania on Tourism Destination has successfully finalized
22 November 2012 Curso nacional de la OMT en Planificación y Gestión para el Desarrollo Sostenible de Destinos Turísticos