New report to support climate action in the tourism sector
UNWTO has released a new report highlighting the progress that global tourism has made in measuring greenhouse gas emissions as well as the challenges the sector still faces.
UNWTO at ITB Berlin: setting priorities for tourism
UNWTO returned to ITB Berlin with a clear message: Tourism is back and committed to delivering positive change that goes beyond the sector itself.
UNWTO looks to “Re-write tourism history” at official re-opening of China
Leading a high-level delegation to the city of Hangzhou to join in the official re-opening, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, warmly welcomed the lifting of travel restrictions as a major boost to economic growth and social opportunity both in Asia and the Pacific and globally. According to UNWTO data, the pandemic cost destinations worldwide a combined US$270 billion in Chinese outbound tourist spending in 2020 and 2021 alone. The re-opening of borders therefore represents “the moment the world has been waiting for”, Mr Pololikashvili noted.
G20 event: Rural tourism for community empowerment
UNWTO is working as the knowledge partner to the Presidency to deliver the Goa Roadmap for Tourism as a Vehicle for Achieving the SDGs. This week’s meeting, held in the Rann of Kutch (7-9 February), featured as well a side event, dedicated to rural tourism for community development and poverty alleviation. Here, UNWTO shared its recently launched Tourism for Rural Development Program, including the Best Tourism Villages Initiative.
American post-COVID travelers booking fun destinations
Few sectors were as heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as tourism was. Confinement and restrictions were huge blows to operators and are still behind many of the challenges that firms face today.
UNWTO launches online gender equality training course
UNWTO, in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and UN Women has launched a free online training course focused on gender equality within the tourism sector.
Transforming tourism by measuring its sustainability
The global MST effort responds to the urgent need for guidance to produce more credible and comparable data on the role of tourism for people, planet and prosperity. The data framework will empower policy makers and the private sector to shape innovative policies and transform business models.
UNWTO and Ojimah partner around branding and innovation for African tourism
UNWTO is to work with Ojimah to make positive storytelling and digitalization key drivers of tourism recovery across Africa.
African tourism united to convert zone for growth and opportunity
Tourism leaders from across Africa have come together to rethink the sector and its central role in driving growth and opportunity across the continent.