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15 Sep 14
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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with...
23 Jul 14
Press Release
Ethiopia - tourism key to promote development
The Government of Ethiopia is currently implementing a number of strategic measures to further develop the country’s tourism sector, including investment in infrastructure and capacity building on...
21 Jul 14
Press Release
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
23 Jun 14
Press Release
World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating tourism and community development
This year’s WTD theme is ideally timed to contribute to the debate on tourism’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN development blueprint after 2015, which places a high...
09 Jun 14
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UNWTO Executive Council: Tourism routes key to regional integration and development
UNWTO Executive Council Members recalled that regional integration translates into stronger economic development and identified infrastructure, visa facilitation, transportation, public/private...

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