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03 Mar 15
Press Release
Tourism development in Africa challenged by wildlife crime
In support of international efforts to tackle unprecedented levels of poaching and to strengthen the role of tourism vis-à-vis wildlife crime, UNWTO is spearheading efforts to increase knowledge on...
03 Mar 15
Press Release
The Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015
Speaking at the opening of ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underscored how the travel and the technological revolutions are shaping our society and how technology is changing the...
06 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time
Tourism, moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, offers immense possibilities for socio-economic development in destinations around the world. Cultural tourism has...
03 Feb 15
Press Release
Investour 2015: Africa needs a stronger brand
Between 2000 and 2014, international tourist arrivals to Africa more than doubled, from 26 million to 56 million. Despite a challenging 2014, the region still grew 2% compared to 2013, and the future...
29 Jan 15
Press Release
11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism announced
The UNWTO Ulysses Awardees for Innovation, distinguished in four categories, were: a) UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance: Domestic Tourism Promotion Initiative “Y tú,...