Upcoming events

Tue 03 May 2016 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas - La Havana - Cuba
Wed 04 May 2016 International Seminar on Tourism and Culture - La Havana - Cuba

Latest news

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...
17 Dec 15
Press Release
UNWTO activities at FITUR to focus on innovation and sustainability
Innovation in tourism is the theme of the annual UNWTO Awards. 2016 marks the twelfth edition of this initiative, which gathers tourism success stories from all around the world. The UNWTO Awards...
07 Dec 15
Press Release
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...
29 Nov 15
News
Global Travel & Tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks
On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, taking place in Paris next week, the members of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) reiterated the industry’s commitment...