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The 2018 edition of World Travel Market (WTM) saw the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continue its operational focus on investing in innovation and digital advances for a tourism sector that can deliver opportunities for all. UNWTO co-hosted a Ministerial Summit and launched a white paper on the relationship between music and tourism at the UK tourism trade fair on November 06 - 07.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain with members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the organisation’s financial stability and restructuring process.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on October 25 -27. This year’s edition - ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030´, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences took place in Valladolid, Spain, on October 15 –16 with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences.

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew six percent in the first half of this year after a record year of growth in 2017.


Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session.

Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, in October 15-16.

A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 16 - 19.

Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the eighth most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Vynn Capital, a South-East Asia-based early-stage venture capital firm, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) jointly announced a strategic partnership to promote South-East Asia’s tourism sector by facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation.