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In 2019, 1,5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally. A four percent increase on 2018 which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties.

International tourist arrivals grew four percent from January to June (H1) of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly.

Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner.

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1,7 trillion in 2018, a four percent increase in real terms over 2017, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory which is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing interest in gastronomic tourism. The joint initiative was presented at the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastian, Spain.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualisation of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest affiliate members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences.

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.