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15 Jul 15
Press Release
UNWTO calls for higher financing for tourism in development cooperation
Tourism’s underrepresentation in international financing for development flows remains a critical hurdle to overcome in order to fully deploy its development potential. Despite being a high impact...
26 May 15
ST-EP project in Jacmel, Haiti, building capacities for sustainable tourism development
In Haiti, UNWTO is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism to implement a project on enhancing the local economic impact from tourism in Jacmel, an attractive coastal destination in the South-East...
15 Apr 15
Press Release
Exports from international tourism rise to US$ 1.5 trillion in 2014
Receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,245 billion (euro 937 billion) in 2014...
19 Mar 15
Protecting Livelihoods on Mombasa's North Coast
In 2011, a three year project to improve the livelihoods of Beach Operators in Mombasa kicked off. The project was funded through a ST-EP Destination Management Fund, a partnership between the Travel...
08 Mar 15
Press Release
International Women’s Day: Tourism sector can do more to step it up on gender equality
The UNWTO/UN Women Global Report on Women in Tourism shows that tourism can offer significant opportunities to narrow the gender gap in employment and entrepreneurship as women are nearly...