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20 Apr 16
Press Release
UNWTO deeply saddened by the tragic earthquake in Ecuador’s central coast
“I would like to convey to the families and friends of the victims, to the people and the government of Ecuador, our heartfelt condolences and solidarity in this tragic moment.” said UNWTO Secretary-...
19 Apr 16
Press Release
Peru to host 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism is aimed at contributing to the development of the segment and providing a platform for the exchange of experiences and good practices carried out worldwide....
19 Apr 16
Press Release
First Ibero-American Meeting on the Sharing Economy addresses challenges of new tourism business models
The contribution of new models to the revitalization of the sector and issues relating to competition, taxation and consumer rights were among the topics discussed. The meeting, which took place in...
01 Feb 16
Press Release
Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus
Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
12 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul
"On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and...