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
6 November 2012 One Billion Tourists: One billion Opportunities - new UNWTO campaign calls on one billion tourists to make their actions count
Small changes in travel behavior can contribute to positive change throughout the world. With one billion tourists traveling the world in a single year in 2012, transforming these one billion tourists into one billion opportunities is at the heart of the online campaign launched by UNWTO to celebrate this historic milestone.
16 October 2012 The UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Course in Mexico has successfully finalized
28 September 2012 On World Tourism Day, stakeholders call for increased access to sustainable energy
Tourism businesses and destinations are committed to the sustainable energy agenda but need the support of the energy sector and governments to move forward, said leading experts from the aviation, accommodation and other tourism industries meeting in Spain for the official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2012 (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 27 September 2012).
21 September 2012 Countdown to World Tourism Day 2012
With less than one week to go to World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27, preparations for the official celebrations in host country Spain are well underway.