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06 Feb 15
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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
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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
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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,...
27 Jan 15
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Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014
The number of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 1,138 million in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013. With an increase of 4.7%, this is the fifth consecutive year of above average...
22 Jan 15
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INVESTOUR – creating business opportunities for Africa
Tourism is increasingly recognized as an important driver of socio-economic development in Africa, a region which has seen tourism demand jump from 26 million international tourists in 2000 to 56...

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