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06 Nov 14
Press Release
Punta del Este 365 – UNWTO launches first prototype to overcome seasonality
Seasonality is a major challenge for many tourism destinations worldwide due to the major impacts it has on their economic, environmental and socio-cultural structures. In order to support...
04 Nov 14
Press Release
UNWTO and the Adventure Travel Trade Association release global report on adventure tourism
ATTA, a UNWTO Affiliate Member, has provided key input in this report to help increase awareness among the global tourism sector on the core values of responsible tourism. The report allows all...
30 Oct 14
Press Release
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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....