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World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will focus on its Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, as well as African and Middle East tourism development, and the Chinese Market during the 38th edition of FITUR.

The legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development was presented in a recent message by Taleb Rifai, secretary general, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission recently gathered national tourism policy makers and statisticians in Brussels to advance the measurement of economic impact through Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs.)

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) convened observatories from around the world to discuss advances in monitoring sustainability in tourism at destination level.

Some 30 international and local journalists travelled to Kasane, Botswana for a media training workshop to both enhance their knowledge of sustainable tourism and wildlife, and analyse their work’s impact on the issue.

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela on marketing transnational tourism themes and routes.

International tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first time ever, according to the latest World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer.


During his recent visit to Madagascar, Taleb Rifai, secretary-general, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expressed his full support to the country’s tourism sector.

Ministers of tourism from 60 countries and leaders from private sector companies and associations will summon at the Ministers Summit organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market (WTM) in London to discuss the challenges of sustainable tourism.

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22nd World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on September 29-30.