UNWTO to help accelerate adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises with the launch of the Digital Futures Programme

Madrid, Spain, 2022-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises. Developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading technology, finance and business companies as Mastercard the initiative is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),… Read the full press release

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Save the Children Dominican Republic launch a new challenge in support of young people throughout Central America and the Caribbean

Americas, 2022-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Save the Children Dominican Republic have launched a new challenge to promote the development of educational ideas and experiences through the tourism sector in Central America and the Caribbean. The challenge seeks innovative and technological proposals in ‘Early Stage’ development that offer new educational… Read the full press release

NETCOM becomes the newest Affiliate Member of UNWTO

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed NETCOM, a leader in communications and digital advertising, into its growing network of Affiliate Members. Affiliate Members are drawn from every part of the diverse tourism sector, with businesses, civil society, destinations and academia all represented. Through this network, UNWTO guides the development and growth… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches second edition of “Awake Tourism Challenge”

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has launched the second edition of its global flagship competition under the name of “Awake Tourism Challenge”. The competition will identify innovators who are advancing solutions to 6 different challenges, as well contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the 2022 challenge,… Read the full press release

UNWTO unveils details on Global Youth Tourism Summit from 27 June to 3 July at Sorrento, Italy

Europe, 2022-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has announced more details of the upcoming Global Youth Tourism Summit, set to be held in Sorrento, Italy, from 27 June to 3 July. The Summit, organized by UNWTO in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Tourism and the Italian National Tourist Board, will provide a unique… Read the full press release

UNWTO in partnership with the Mallorca Tourism Foundation host Summit of Sustainable Destinations

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Palacio de Congresos de Palma hosted the Summit of Sustainable Destinations organised by UNWTO in partnership with the Mallorca Tourism Foundation. The conference has shared the best practices of environmental, social and economic sustainability developed around the world by leading organisations and companies in these initiatives…. Read the full press release

UNWTO has successfully celebrated the 48th session of its Regional Commission for the Middle East

Middle East, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Returning to Egypt for the third time since 2018, the Commission addressed the pressing challenges faced by tourism and looked to the future as the sector’s recovery gathers pace across the region. According to the latest UNWTO data, international arrivals to destinations in the Middle East were 52%… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strengthen cooperation

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed on the next steps they will jointly take to establish tourism as a driver of growth, opportunity and development across the Middle East and beyond. Less than a year after the official opening of the Regional Office for… Read the full press release

Two Mauritius Tourism Villages Recognised Among World’s Best

Le Morne Brabant on the south coast of Mauritius

To celebrate, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort announces special tour options to visit Le Morne and Old Grand Port   BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS, 2022-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Mauritius villages have been included in the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s list of “Best Tourism Villages of 2021.” Looking back on the year, 44 villages… Read the full press release

UNWTO and the World Health Organization (WHO) call for the lifting of travel bans

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for the lifting of travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress. The two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture… Read the full press release

UNO announces partnership with UEFA

Europe, 2022-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) today (23 FEB 2022) announced their partnership around shared values and a common vision for the future. The leaders of both organizations met at the UEFA headquarters and agreed to jointly promote the benefits of sports… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed tourism leaders’ commitment to place sustainability and inclusivity at the heart of the sector’s restart and recovery

Americas, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed a pledge made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, alongside high/level representatives of the governments of both Brazil and… Read the full press release

UNWTO welcomed tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit

Americas, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has welcomed a pledge made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability. The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism of Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras, alongside high/level representatives of the governments of both Brazil… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces launch of the first Global Youth Tourism Summit

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has joined the Minister of Tourism of Italy Massimo Garavaglia to officially launch the first Global Youth Tourism Summit Sorrento, Italy, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Set to take place in Sorrento, Italy from 27 June to 3 July, the Summit will bring children… Read the full press release

Antigua and Barbuda becomes UNWTO’s 160th Member State

Americas, 2022-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda for the first time since the country became UNWTO’s 160th Member State. The Caribbean destination became UNWTO’s newest Member State and eighth in the Caribbean region when its application was approved by the 24th Session of the General Assembly in December… Read the full press release

UNWTO, IE University and the Government of the Dominican Republic announce 300 tourism education scholarships

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and IE University continue to build on their shared commitment to nurturing tourism talent and promoting accessible education with the announcement of new scholarships to the UNWTO Online Academy. In line with the Organization’s focus on expanding access to training and skills development, and in close… Read the full press release

Joint UNWTO and ADB report on the use of big data for better tourism planning and management

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and the Asian Development Bank have launched a joint report on the use of big data for better tourism planning and management. The report features examples from across the Asia and the Pacific region while also showcasing the main trends in the use of big data in tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO and GSMA to provide new tourism services to improve livelihoods in underserved communities

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the GSMA, the global association unifying the mobile ecosystem, have announced a partnership to promote the upskilling of people in underserved communities, engaged in tourism. With their combined expertise in responsible tourism and mobile connectivity, the UNWTO and GSMA will help marginalised groups,… Read the full press release

UNWTO further strengthens ties with the European Institutions

Europe, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO leadership has addressed an informal meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Tourism, further strengthening ties with the European Institutions. The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union included tourism on its programme of work, recognizing the sector’s heightened relevance and importance for inclusive, post-pandemic… Read the full press release

UNWTO and Instagram team up to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’, and so help destinations and business harness the power of digital and visual storytelling to reach new audiences and return to growth. This first ever partnership with Instagram forms part of UNWTO’s wider shift towards… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches new project to support the tourism sector in placing women’s empowerment and gender equality

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the ‘Centre Stage’ project, with the support of German Federal Ministry for Economic Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN Women. Over the course of one year, from November 2021 – November 2022, the project will support… Read the full press release

COP26: Travel Foundation formalises relationship with Tourism Declares and Glasgow Declaration to catalyse climate action

BRISTOL, UK, 2021-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — At the COP26 Climate Summit this week, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, an initiative to support climate action, will announce it has become the flagship climate programme of the Travel Foundation. In addition, the Travel Foundation will unveil its unique role in providing ongoing support for the… Read the full press release

UNWTO and ICAO strengthen partnership to support safe restart of travel and tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to strengthen their partnership with the aim of supporting the safe restart of travel and tourism and accelerating the two sectors’ shift towards greater resilience and sustainability. Confirmed a week ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26),… Read the full press release

UNWTO and NEOM partner for a new initiative focused on the future of tourism in Saudi Arabia

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘Tourism Experiences of the Future’ challenge will source innovative ideas and disruptive business models related to the tourism needs of the future, in line with growing demand for new experiences. All proposals must be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and should include the introduction or adaptation of… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as travel restrictions eases and global vaccination rollout

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces launch of the first World Sports Tourism Congress

The Congress will take place in Lloret on 25 and 26 November The programme will feature renowned speakers such as Petra Stusek, Kattia Juarez Dubón, Edwin Moses and Marco Mazzi The event will be in a hybrid format and will use advanced technology to enhance the virtual presence of some speakers through holograms Registration for… Read the full press release

Asian tourism leaders: the right policy measures and strong coordination can allow destinations to start safely welcoming back international visitors

Tourism leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have met to plan the sector’s restart and recovery even as borders remain closed throughout the region. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 33rd Joint meeting of the World Tourism Organization’s Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and its Commission for South Asia (14 September 2021) came… Read the full press release

UNWTO celebrates second edition of the Global Tourism Investment Forum

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO has celebrated the second edition of the Global Tourism Investment Forum. Joining Ministers of Tourism for the event in Cabo Verde were business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, with a special focus on innovation and sustainable recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the crisis… Read the full press release

UNWTO: domestic tourism continues to rebound in many parts of the world

Madrid, Spain, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the… Read the full press release