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22 Apr 16
UNWTO/RETOSA Joint Programme for Regional Capacity Building in Southern Africa on Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Accounts
Since 2012, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) have collaborated in the organization of a series of workshops aimed at providing...
08 Mar 16
Kartong Ecotourism Project Successfully Completed
The Kartong Ecotourism project has recently been completed in the Gambia, after eighteen months of implementation, thanks to the EuropaMundo Foundation’s funds. The project has been executed in close...
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
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
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...

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