The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has welcomed the call of its sister agency, the World Health Organisation, for restrictions on travel to be lifted or eased.
Global tourism experienced a four per cent upturn in 2021 when compared to the prior year, with a total of 415 million international trips made.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has called out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days.
Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has been appointed as an ambassador with GITT. GITT – or governmental and institutional travel and tourism – is a new sector within the industry.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has re-elected Zurab Pololikashvili to the role of general secretary of the organisation. He will serve a second four-year term, from 2022-2025.
The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer finds international tourist arrivals increased by 58 per cent in July-September compared to the same period of 2020.
One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism.
More than 500 delegates from around the world are set to arrive in Madrid for the general assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest.
The Tourism Experiences of the Future challenge will source ideas and disruptive business models related to the tourism needs of the future, in line with growing demand for new experiences.
International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world.
The declaration, developed by a collaborative group of leading organisations, is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit to a decade of climate action in tourism.