Upcoming events

Wed 07 Sep 2016 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism - Kakheti Region - Georgia
Fri 30 Sep 2016 Apply now: 13th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism - Madrid - Spain
Sat 01 Oct 2016 38th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session - Yerevan - Armenia

Recent events

Wed 20 Jan 2016 12th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism - Madrid - Spain
Wed 20 Jan 2016 FITUR 2016 - Madrid - Spain
Tue 01 Dec 2015 UNWTO Conference on Talent Development and Education in Tourism - Bilbao - Spain
Sun 13 Sep 2015 UNWTO Special Session with the UNWTO Ulysses Laureates - Medellín - Colombia
Fri 11 Sep 2015 UNWTO Forum on Talent Development in Tourism: Investing in Youth - Medellín - Colombia
Fri 11 Sep 2015 General Assembly - Twenty-first session: Side Events - Medellín - Colombia

Latest news

16 May 16
Press Release
UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open
The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism distinguish innovative tourism initiatives with outstanding achievements in the following four categories: Public Policy and Governance,...
25 Jan 16
Press Release
Shopping Tourism, key for destination marketing
Shopping Tourism “is a highly relevant component for travelers when choosing and preparing their trip” underlined Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the Affiliate Members Programme at UNWTO. The event...
21 Jan 16
Press Release
Sustainable tourism initiatives recognized by the UNWTO Awards
The Awards, recognizing innovation in four categories - Public Policy and Governance, Enterprises, NGOs and Research and Technology –, were announced last night at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony in the...
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...
05 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO recognizes Arthur Haulot with Lifetime Achievement Award
Born in Belgium in 1913, Arthur Haulot founded the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO/OITS) in Belgium in 1963. The Organization regrouped 170 active organizations in 35 countries in the...