Tag: UNWTO

Turkey named 6th most visited country in the world in 2018 by UNWTO

Giving a boost to its global image of being the most frequented tourist destination, UNWTO recently announced that Turkey was the 6th most visited destination in the world in the year 2018 with 46 million visitors. The UNWTO’s travel arm has released its latest figures detailing the movement of tourists around the world in 2018. […]

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UNWTO partners with Telefónica to promote tourism sector digitalisation

Telefónica and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have announced an agreement to collaborate in the development and implementation of digital entrepreneurship and training initiatives that allow the tourism sector to increase its competitiveness and strengthen its long-term sustainability. This agreement comes at a time of profound technological change that impacts all industrial sectors, where a […]

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UNWTO convenes cities in Lisbon to cooperate on a sustainable and inclusive urban tourism agenda

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded recently in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private sector to design a shared leadership aimed […]

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UNWTO partners with Niantic to combine tourism and AR technology

To boost the global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around the world that will build awareness […]

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To curb the adversities of overtourism UNWTO launches new report

In order to help cities and its residents help manage growing urban tourism flows, World Tourism Organization launched a new report. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The report examines how to manage tourism in urban […]

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Digitisation and innovation is of top priorities for European countries

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future, in its 63rd European Commission meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic (11-13 June 2018). As UNWTO and its the European Member States gathered to set the agenda for the region, Secretary-General Zurab […]

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UNWTO nominates Messi as the ambassador of responsible tourism

One of the best footballers of this generation, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. Recently, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. On being appointed as the ambassador for responsible tourism, Messi Said,“During my travels, I have had the opportunity to […]

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Oman Tourism launches new website

The Ministry of Tourism Oman has launched a new promotional website www.experienceoman.om that will serve as a one-stop-shop for all Oman Tourism related information. The website was launched under the patronage of Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture at the 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture recently held […]

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UNWTO appoints Eliza Jean Reid as Special Ambassador for SDG

Eliza Jean Reid, the First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as the Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman held in December. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO, cited, “By becoming a Special Ambassador […]

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Oman to host 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference

The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference has been scheduled for 11th and 12th December 2017 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture of different countries to identify key opportunities and obstacles for a stronger cooperation between tourism and culture; and to discuss sustainable […]

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