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Terror hits North Africa as global tourism soars

Terror hits North Africa as global tourism soars

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4 per cent in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184 million in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 50 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled to international destinations around the world last year as compared to 2014. However, attacks by the Islamic State group have led to a fall in tourism in parts of North Africa.

UNWTO to host first ICAO & UNWTO Tourism Ministers Summit

UNWTO to host first ICAO & UNWTO Tourism Ministers Summit

28th Jan 2014 Press Release Travel Events News

Mr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) said, as he addressed the 5th edition of INVEST TOUR, the tourism investment and business forum for Africa that was again held in Madrid as part of FITUR 2014, that for the first time, the UNWTO and ICAO are joining together to organise a meeting for African ministers of tourism and also for ministers of transport to sit together and to look at air transport with tourism in mind.

UNWTO to support Libya tourism development

UNWTO to support Libya tourism development

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Libyan ministry of tourism have signed an agreement outlining the development and phased implementation of a tourism strategy and action plan. Under the agreement UNWTO will provide support to Libya´s ministry of tourism in its strategic tourism development through institutional building and governance, sustainable development, marketing and human resource development.

UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Jamaica

UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Jamaica

17th Mar 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

UNWTO welcomes Jamaica’s decision to waive visa requirements for Eastern European nationals and to extend indefinitely the current visa waiver system for some Latin American nationals. These important policy steps are in line with UNWTO’s call for countries worldwide to revise their visa regulations and procedures underscoring the close links between visa facilitation and economic growth through tourism.