The World Tourism Organisation has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent support for the global tourism sector. If followed, the body hopes the sector will not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. but to “grow back better”.
Some 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in 2019 – a new record. The figure is a four per cent increase on the number from 2018, with similar growth expected in 2020.
A high-level delegation from the United States department of state has met with head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation as the country moves closer to re-joining the agency.
With more than 1,500 delegates gathering in St Petersburg for the twenty-third UNWTO General Assembly, Eleanor Hawkins heads to the cultural capital of Russia to take the pulse of the global hospitality industry
Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories, a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organisation aimed at helping destinations manage the sector in a smart and sustainable manner.
Portugal Tourism, in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has announced the launch of the Tourism International Academy. An ambitious tourism training project aimed at developing human capital in the sector in a sustainable and comprehensive manner, it will be based in Estoril.
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has met with some of the leading partners in the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre to discuss the projects the body will launch following the opening of its new physical facility on Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in October this year.
Jamaica has been selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Regional Commission for the Americas. The Caribbean nation will lead the organisation for the biennium 2019-2021.