UNWTO sees wine tourism as part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Moldova

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — UNWTO called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies at the 3rd UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (6-7 September 2018). The two days of discussions engaged experts from 30 countries and addressed UNWTO’s priority of enhancing… Read the full press release

UNWTO: Qatar the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries… Read the full press release

Early-stage venture capital firm Vynn Capital and UNWTO to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today ( 9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate… Read the full press release

Vynn Capital and World Tourism Organization join forces to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today (9 August 2018 ) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this strategic partnership, Vynn Capital and UNWTO will collaborate to… Read the full press release

UNWTO develops online tool designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the… Read the full press release

The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 April 2018), highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism so that the sector can deploy its full… Read the full press release

Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C…. Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili discussed the development of the tourism sector in Azerbaijan with H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNWTO. The following issues were addressed during the… Read the full press release

UNWTO: The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism to take place in Andorra, from 21-23 March 2018

UNWTO: The 10th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism to take place in Andorra, from 21-23 March 2018   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The meeting will bring together a wide variety of tourism professionals, ranging from managers of mountain tourism destinations to entrepreneurs in the accommodation sector. This… Read the full press release

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste

UNWTO to support tourism development in Timor-Leste   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Human resources and capacity building to support tourism development have been at the centre of the collaboration between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Timor-Leste over the past years. The successful conclusion of two projects implemented in Timor-Leste, was… Read the full press release

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics

Eight more signatories commits to UNWTO Global Code of Ethics   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during an event held in the context of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair of Madrid. Cielos Abiertos (Colombia), Destinos R.I…. Read the full press release

UNWTO and Portugal agree on joint training and innovation action plan as priorities of the Portuguese Tourism Strategy 2027

UNWTO and Portugal agree on joint training and innovation action plan as priorities of the Portuguese Tourism Strategy 2027   Lisbon, Portugal, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Innovation and training were at the centre of the official visit of Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to Portugal on 22-23 January. Following… Read the full press release

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: International tourist arrivals up by 7% in 2017 to a total of 1,322 million

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. MADRID, 2018-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it… Read the full press release

Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization for 2018-2021

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. Zurab Pololikashvili was elected… Read the full press release