The first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the UNWTO’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR

Macau, SAR, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The growing sports tourism sector took centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from around the world. This served as the ideal backdrop… Read the full press release

U.S. delegation meets with the World Tourism Organization

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A high-level delegation from the United States Department of State has met with head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the country moves closer to rejoining the United Nations specialized agency for tourism. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin Moley and Assistant Secretary for… Read the full press release

UNWTO Observatory NETWORK (INSTO) welcomes Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory as new member

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. The Australia’s South West Sustainable… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces the finalists and semi-finalists of the 1st Sports Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with FC Barcelona’s Barça Innovation Hub, and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council have announced the finalists and semi-finalists of the 1st Sports Tourism Startup Competition, which recognizes disruptive, inspirational projects that have the potential to make an… Read the full press release

More than 1,000 participants from 124 countries gather together for the World Tourism Organization General Assembly in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world for the most important meeting for the global tourism sector. More than 1,000 participants from 124… Read the full press release

San Sebastian awarded the 2019 UNWTO prize for Public Policy and Governance

St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. Held during the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly,… Read the full press release

The 62nd meeting of the UNWTO’s Regional Commission for Africa highlights UNWTO’s 2030 Agenda for Africa

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Leaders from across Africa have met in Saint Petersburg ahead of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Tourism Enjoys Continued Growth generating USD 5 billion per day

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourist arrivals grew 5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to the UNWTO International Tourism Highlights, 2019 Edition. At the same time, export earnings generated by tourism grew to USD 1.7 trillion, an increase… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Buenos Aires joins the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO)

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner. This latest INSTO member – the first in Argentina –… Read the full press release

UNWTO hosts Aid for Trade Conference: “Tourism Financing for the 2030 Agenda” in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism’s unique potential as a tool for driving the global sustainable development agenda has taken center stage at a special event hosted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The session, entitled “Tourism Financing for the 2030 Agenda” was held during the 2019 Global Review of… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed United States delegation at The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The United States of America has highlighted its support of tourism as a driver of sustainable development. A high-level delegation of the Government attending the World Tourism Organization Executive Council announced that the US is exploring the possibility of re-joining the UN agency responsible for the promotion… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds 110th Session of its Executive Council in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 110th Session of its Executive Council (16-18 June). At the meeting, Member States endorsed the Organization’s progress and future plans, as outlined Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, and warmly welcomed the participation of the United States as it… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase over the previous year

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. For the seventh year in a row, tourism exports grew faster than merchandise exports (+3%), reflecting solid… Read the full press release

Croatia hosts the annual meeting of the tourism ministers of UNWTO Member States in Europe

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovation, partnerships and managing rising tourist numbers have been top of the agenda at the 64th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe, held in Zagreb, Croatia this week (27-30 May). Croatia was unanimously chosen to host the annual meeting of the tourism ministers… Read the full press release

UNWTO and JTTA release new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi have released the new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan. The publication includes 18 different case studies of successful gastronomy tourism in Japan. At present, the concept of gastronomy tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Fundación ONCE launch the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions

UNWTO and Fundación ONCE launch the annual ATD Distinction, recognizing the world’s best accessible destinations  Interested destinations can make their submissions to atd@unwto.org until 30 June Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Fundación ONCE have launched the first edition of the “Accessible Tourism Destination” (ATD) distinctions, which will recognize… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomes Guatemala into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO)

Madrid, Spain, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Guatemala into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Central American country becomes the 26th member of the global network which is committed to the systematic collection of data on the impacts of tourism at the destination level. The… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds successful 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Spanish city of San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Spain, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Around 500 participants from 90 countries are attending the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Spanish city of San Sebastian (2-3 May), hosted by the Basque Culinary Center (BCC). This year’s event centers on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to job creation and to the… Read the full press release

Telefónica and UNWTO collaborate in the development and implementation of digital entrepreneurship and training initiatives

The framework agreement between the two organizations was signed in Madrid by Jaime Cabal, Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, and by Eduardo Navarro, Director of Communication, Corporate Affairs, Branding and Sustainability of Telefónica. The alliance, whose first phase will be in effect until the end of 2020, revolves around four initial lines of… Read the full press release

Colombia hosts UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up

A national innovation forum Connecting the key players of the tourism innovation ecosystem Scaling up disruptive business models Cartagena de Indias ,Colombia, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the Colombian government, gathered 700 participants from around the world…. Read the full press release

5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

International experts will gather at the Forum, which will feature presentations and master classes as participants share knowledge and best practices. The event will also host the final stage of First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, whose winner will be decided. Madrid / San Sebastián, Spain, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The countdown begins for… Read the full press release

Balearic Islands Poised to Become First Tourism Destination Developed Under 2030 Agenda

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Deploying new resources and actions for the progressive adaptation of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, is one of the main objectives of the agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the IMPULSA BALEARS Foundation. Its aim is to jumpstart… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds the First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa

Sal Island, Cabo Verde, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Government of Cabo Verde was held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, attracting over 20 Ministers of Tourism, Transport and… Read the full press release

UNWTO holds The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces the finalists of the inaugural Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), with the support of PromPeru have announced the finalists to win the 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, which recognize disruptive, inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to innovation in gastronomy tourism. Over 300 initiatives were… Read the full press release

Digital solutions took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Digital solutions for tourism, innovating to ensure tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, and a tourism start-competition, took centre stage during the ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure Forum: Middle East”. Held within the 45th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East, the forum gathered ministers and tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO held a successful forum on “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation” in Segovia, Spain

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held today (26 Mar 2019) in Segovia, the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation”, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President of the Junta de Castilla y… Read the full press release

Sustainability, digitalization and mobility highlighted at The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality by diversifying tourism products in an… Read the full press release

Basque Culinary Center and UNWTO to co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián, Spain, 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial… Read the full press release

UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference, “The Future of Mountain Tourism” from 2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “The Future of Mountain Tourism” is the theme of the 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany). The conference will spotlight the significant opportunities to be seized and the challenges facing the development of mountain tourism. The UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference is… Read the full press release