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14 Jul 17
Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017
Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four months of the year, 21 million more than in the same months of 2016 (+6%), according to the...
Press Release
08 Jun 17
61st meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas addresses application of technology to tourism
The meeting of UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) was held for the first time in two locations—in the Salvadoran capital and in Roatán, Honduras—and was attended by 20 delegations from...
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07 Jun 17
UNWTO and CENFOTUR to launch report on ‘Talent Development, Key for Destination Competitiveness’
Created in 1978, CENFOTUR is a UNWTO Affiliate Member. The extensive research conducted by CENFOTUR will include an assessment of the diverse educational models, the challenges faced in the labor...
Press Release
12 May 17
105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International...
Press Release
12 May 17
UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021
The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. The recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council will be submitted to the...
Press Release
04 May 17
14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism : Call for applications
Applications for the UNWTO Awards span four categories: Public Policy and Governance; Enterprises; Non-Governmental Organizations, and Research and Technology. Since their creation in 2003, the UNWTO...
03 Apr 17
The UNWTO/CTO Workshop in Saint Lucia on Sustainable Tourism Destination Management & Marketing in collaboration with GSTC finished on 31 March
With twenty-six participants from  Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Jamaica, St.Kitts, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Turks and Caicos...