The Middle East leads growth in international tourism

The Middle East leads growth in international tourism

Confidence in global tourism has started to pick up again after slowing down at the end of 2018, according to the latest UNWTO Confidence Index survey.

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UNWTO chief at ITB Berlin: “Tourism has a say when it comes to facing up to global challenges”

UNWTO chief at ITB Berlin: “Tourism has a say when it comes to facing up to global challenges”

With international arrivals reaching 1.4 billion in 2018, the UNWTO Secretary-General underscored how tourism “keeps growing ahead of the world economy, which we almost doubled last year”.

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UNWTO: GCC outbound tourism expenditure surpassed USD 60 billion in 2017

UNWTO: GCC outbound tourism expenditure surpassed USD 60 billion in 2017

The report examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates .

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The UNWTO forges a new strategy for Lebanon

The UNWTO forges a new strategy for Lebanon

At the beginning of 2018, Jordanian Economist Taleb Rifai, who held the position of Secretary-General to the United Nations World Tourism Organization since 2010, was replaced by Georgian Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili. Discussing the role tourism plays and the organization’s focus he said, “The UNWTO’s new vision is about making tourism...

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UNWTO calling for gastronomy startups

UNWTO calling for gastronomy startups

A global initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of the gastronomic tourism sector.

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UNWTO calls for digital disruption

UNWTO calls for digital disruption

The event examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation.

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UNWTO ranks Qatar among 10 most open visa countries in the world

UNWTO ranks Qatar among 10 most open visa countries in the world

The country’s visa facilitation improvements including allow nationals of 88 countries to enter visa-free and free-of-charge.

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International tourism at highest level since 2010

International tourism at highest level since 2010

China continues to lead global outbound travel, having spent USD 258 billion on international tourism in 2017.

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Applications open for the 15th UNWTO Awards which recognize tourism innovation and sustainability

Applications open for the 15th UNWTO Awards which recognize tourism innovation and sustainability

Finalists will be notified in December 2018, with the award winners to be announced in January 2019.

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