February 19, 2021

Transforming Tourism: UNWTO Global Startup Competition Winners Announced

Startups from around the world have been recognized for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition. The competition, […]
February 9, 2021

UNWTO Prepares for Morocco General Assembly

Officials from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Morocco met to prepare for the general assembly event set to take place in October.
January 26, 2021

World Tourism Organization Calls For Vaccine Passport

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee, at a meeting in Madrid last week organized by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is calling for a vaccine […]
January 20, 2021

Secretary-General Pololikashvili Nominated To Lead UNWTO For Four More Years

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to […]
December 24, 2020

As 2020 Ends, Tourism Looks Forward With Determination

We are almost at the end of what has been the most challenging year in the history of tourism. Almost overnight, the pandemic brought global tourism to a complete […]
December 18, 2020

Tourism Back To 1990 Levels As Arrivals Fall By More Than 70%

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the […]
December 4, 2020

Accessible Tourism Identified As ‘Game Changer’ For Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the […]
November 6, 2020

UNWTO and IMO Issue Join Call to Support Safe Resumption of Cruise Ship Operations

In a joint statement issued today, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
September 27, 2020
Christopher Cocker

Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Message For World Tourism Day 2020

Today, on World Tourism Day, as we reflect on the important role of tourism, as a key economic driver and an important enabler of our progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is equally as important to envision the role which our industry can play in helping us to rebuild post-pandemic.
May 15, 2020

Research Shows Strength of Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers and Communities

Employers from across global tourism are taking the lead in supporting their workers and helping the communities in which they operate, research carried out into the sector’s response to COVID-19 has found.
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