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18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
News
New Strategic Tourism Development Plan (STDP) for Mozambique Approved
The Ministry of Tourism of Mozambique with support from the World Bank had commissioned UNWTO to develop a new Strategic Tourism Development Plan (STDP) to guide the growth of the industry over the...
07 Dec 15
Press Release
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...
01 Dec 15
News
ST-EP project in Lesotho delivers training seminars for excursion providers, tour guides, home stay providers and crafters
In Lesotho, UNWTO is collaborating with the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) to implement a ST-EP project on developing rural tourism initiatives in the Kome, Malimomg & Baroana...
02 Nov 15
Press Release
UNWTO and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) partner to foster inclusive and sustainable tourism
The inclusion of youth in the tourism sector through training and employment opportunities, resource and energy efficiency, and capacity building for SMEs are among the key areas covered by the...
28 Sep 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors, with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation,...
24 Sep 15
Press Release
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the billion opportunities brought about by the tourism sector
In this regard, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon states in his message on the occasion of World Tourism Day “let us work together to maximize the immense potential of tourism to drive inclusive...

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