Upcoming events

Mon 16 Jan 2017 13th UNWTO Awards Forum - Madrid - Spain
Wed 18 Jan 2017 13th UNWTO Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner - Madrid - Spain
Wed 18 Jan 2017 FITUR 2017 - Madrid - Spain
Mon 08 May 2017 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism - Donostia-San Sebastián - Spain

Recent events

Sat 01 Oct 2016 38th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session - Yerevan - Armenia
Wed 07 Sep 2016 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism - Kakheti Region - Georgia
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

Latest news

21 Nov 16
Press Release
Ilunion Hotels receives UNWTO Ethics Award
This new category of the UNWTO Awards, the flagship awards of the World Tourism Organization, aims to recognize tourism companies and associations for their commitment and work in the promotion and...
15 Nov 16
Press Release
UNWTO awards Geoffrey Wall the Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Tourism
Professor Wall is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Canada, where he has been teaching for more than 40 years....
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,...