UNWTO’s 23 recommendations to revive tourism

UNWTO’s 23 recommendations to revive tourism

The recommendations for action are the first comprehensive set of actions governments and private sector actors can take now and in the challenging months ahead.

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The Global Tourism Crisis Committee launched

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee launched

UNWTO formed the Global Tourism Crisis Committee to guide the sector as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis and to build the foundations for future resilience and sustainable growth.

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COVID-19: Can entrepreneurs help accelerate tourism recovery?

COVID-19: Can entrepreneurs help accelerate tourism recovery?

The ‘Healing Solutions’ challenge calls for entrepreneurs to submit ideas that can help the tourism sector mitigate the impact of the pandemic and kickstart recovery efforts.

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COVID-19: UNWTO calls for financial and political support to recover tourism losses

COVID-19: UNWTO calls for financial and political support to recover tourism losses

UNWTO expects that Asia and the Pacific will be the worst affected regions, with an anticipated fall in arrivals of nine to 12 percent.

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The Middle East leads international tourism arrivals in 2019

The Middle East leads international tourism arrivals in 2019

Major sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics, and cultural events such as Expo 2020 Dubai are expected to have a positive impact on the sector.

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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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