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Breaking Travel News investigates: UNWTO celebrates World Tourism Day

Breaking Travel News investigates: UNWTO celebrates World Tourism Day

27 September 2017 Focus

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation is seeking to raise awareness of sustainability in the hospitality sector as it celebrates World Tourism Day. World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 as the day in which the statutes of the World Tourism Organisation entered into force.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

13 September 2017 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

The global tourism community is “more united than ever” according to United Nations World Tourism Organisation general secretary Taleb Rifai. Addressing the opening session of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, he said, despite the challenges faced by global tourism, the sector was “more committed than ever to working closer together to make it a pillar of a better future for people and the planet”.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

Figures revealed on the first day of the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, reveal destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016. At six per cent, growth was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010.