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30 Oct 14
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International tourism shows continued strength
International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2014 reached 781 million, 36 million more than in the same period of 2013. With a 5% increase,...
24 Oct 14
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UN Day: Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges
In his official message on the occasion of UN Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined: “The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. (…) At this critical...
29 Sep 14
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Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014
World Tourism Day (WTD) was celebrated this year under the theme “Tourism & Community Development“, highlighting the community dimension as one of the key pillars of sustainable development....
15 Sep 14
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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with...
04 Aug 14
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UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications
The Awards recognize innovative tourism initiatives and contributions to the sector, in line with the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. Since its inception in 2003, the UNWTO...