Worldwide Technical Cooperation Activities

Missions

Missions are carried out at the request of countries or groups of countries to identify, evaluate and describe their specific technical assistance needs and provide policy advice on the problems they are faced with. These missions are usually fielded for a short duration and result in further project proposals for funding and, in some cases, in direct UNWTO recommendations to Members which they can implement themselves.

Projects

Projects are usually of long duration and aim to assist Governments in acquiring technical know-how in formulation of tourism policies and strategies in planning, product development, marketing and human resource development.

The projects are based on a policy of sustainability and focus on tourism master planning at all levels, establishment of tourism training institutes, formulation and regulations, preparation of marketing programmes, and national capacity building.

Cooperation countries and regions

Albania
  • Training Workshops for SNV Tourism Advisors in the Balkans (2008)
  • Formulation of a Sustainable Rural and Ecotourism Development Plan (2005)
  • Draft maritime code (1995)
  • Development of coastal tourism, especially marinas and guidelines for the implementation of adequate legislation (1994)
  • Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1992)

 

Armenia
  • Needs assessment for tourism development Needs assessment for tourism development (1997)
Armenia
  • Needs assessment for tourism development Needs assessment for tourism development (1997)
Azerbaijan
  • Project Formulation Mission for a New Tourism Law (2013)   
  • Revision of the Draft Tourism Law (2012)
  • Preparation of a tourism master plan (2002)
  • Formulation of a New Tourism Law (2012-2013)
Azerbaijan
  • Project Formulation Mission for a New Tourism Law (2013)   
  • Revision of the Draft Tourism Law (2012)
  • Preparation of a tourism master plan (2002)
  • Formulation of a New Tourism Law (2012-2013)
Belarus
  • Identification of technical assistance needs (1997)

 

Bulgaria
  •     Tourism development support to the municipality of Veliko, Turnovo (2001)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1982)
Bulgaria
  •     Tourism development support to the municipality of Veliko, Turnovo (2001)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1982)
Cambodia
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the tourism sector - "Sustainable growth through tourism" (2006)
  • Capacity development in tourism (2002)
  • Review and analyses of investment incentives in tourism (2002)
  • Development of TSA (2001)
  • Development of human resources for the tourism sector (2001)
  • Follow-up mission on evaluation of the tourism sector (1993)
  • Evaluation of the tourism sector (1992)
  • Tourism development and management (1994)
  • Preparatory assistance in the training of the tourism sector (1992)
Cambodia
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the tourism sector - "Sustainable growth through tourism" (2006)
  • Capacity development in tourism (2002)
  • Review and analyses of investment incentives in tourism (2002)
  • Development of TSA (2001)
  • Development of human resources for the tourism sector (2001)
  • Follow-up mission on evaluation of the tourism sector (1993)
  • Evaluation of the tourism sector (1992)
  • Tourism development and management (1994)
  • Preparatory assistance in the training of the tourism sector (1992)
Croatia
  •     Development and improvement of hotel classification (1999)
Croatia
  •     Development and improvement of hotel classification (1999)
Georgia
  •     Formulation of a tourism development plan and a winter ski sub-plan (2006)
Georgia
  •     Formulation of a tourism development plan and a winter ski sub-plan (2006)
Greece
  •     Updating tourism services to meet existing and future demand (1983)


 

  •     Pre-feasibility study for the expansion of tourism in the regions of Arcadia, Ilia, Evritania & Fthiotida (1986-1987)
Greece
  •     Updating tourism services to meet existing and future demand (1983)


 

  •     Pre-feasibility study for the expansion of tourism in the regions of Arcadia, Ilia, Evritania & Fthiotida (1986-1987)
Hungary
  • Investment promotion (1991)
  • Tourism promotion (1982)
Hungary
  • Investment promotion (1991)
  • Tourism promotion (1982)
Kazakhstan
  •     Preparation of a tourism development strategy (1997)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1995)
     
Kazakhstan
  •     Preparation of a tourism development strategy (1997)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1995)
     
Kyrgyzstan
  •     Tourism training needs analysis (1996)
  •     Tourism product development (1995)
Kyrgyzstan
  •     Tourism training needs analysis (1996)
  •     Tourism product development (1995)
Lithuania
  •     Eco-tourism development plan (1997)
Lithuania
  •     Eco-tourism development plan (1997)
Malta
  •     Formulation of a human resource development plan (2006)
  •     Replenishment of sandy beaches (1991)
  •     Establishment of the Institute of Tourism Studies (1987)
  •     Tourism development master plan (1987)
  •     Hotel and catering training (1985)
  •     Development of beach resorts (1985)
  •     Development of tourism resources (1981)
  •     Tourism marketing and hotel training (1980)
     
  •     Tourism development master plan (1988-1989)
  •     Assistance to the School of Hotel, Catering and Tourism Studies (1986-1987)
Malta
  •     Formulation of a human resource development plan (2006)
  •     Replenishment of sandy beaches (1991)
  •     Establishment of the Institute of Tourism Studies (1987)
  •     Tourism development master plan (1987)
  •     Hotel and catering training (1985)
  •     Development of beach resorts (1985)
  •     Development of tourism resources (1981)
  •     Tourism marketing and hotel training (1980)
     
  •     Tourism development master plan (1988-1989)
  •     Assistance to the School of Hotel, Catering and Tourism Studies (1986-1987)
Montenegro
  •   Training Workshops for SNV Tourism Advisors in the Balkans (2008)
  •    Review on rural tourism objectives (2002)
  •    Preparation for tourism reconstruction (1979)
  •   Tourism reconstruction (1980)
Montenegro
  •   Training Workshops for SNV Tourism Advisors in the Balkans (2008)
  •    Review on rural tourism objectives (2002)
  •    Preparation for tourism reconstruction (1979)
  •   Tourism reconstruction (1980)
Poland
  • Preparation of legal documents governing NTO's cooperation with regions (1998)
  • Directions for tourism development (1990)
  • Restoration and tourism development of Cracow's Old City (1984)
  • Organization of tourism activities in Cracow (1983)
  • Preservation and development of the cultural heritage of Cracow (1982)
  • Historic conservation and tourism training (1987-1989)
Poland
  • Preparation of legal documents governing NTO's cooperation with regions (1998)
  • Directions for tourism development (1990)
  • Restoration and tourism development of Cracow's Old City (1984)
  • Organization of tourism activities in Cracow (1983)
  • Preservation and development of the cultural heritage of Cracow (1982)
  • Historic conservation and tourism training (1987-1989)
Portugal
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1983)
  •     Tourism promotion of the Azores (1981)
Portugal
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1983)
  •     Tourism promotion of the Azores (1981)
Republic of Moldova
  •     Formulation of a Sustainable Rural and Ecotourism Master Plan (2005)
  •     Elaboration of the country's strategy for development of the tourism sector (1999)
  •     Sustainable tourism development strategy (2001-2003)
     
Republic of Moldova
  •     Formulation of a Sustainable Rural and Ecotourism Master Plan (2005)
  •     Elaboration of the country's strategy for development of the tourism sector (1999)
  •     Sustainable tourism development strategy (2001-2003)
     
Romania
  •     Formulation a tourism development master plan (2006)
  •     Assistance to the Hotel and Tourism Training Centre in Bucharest (1991)
  •     Tourism development plan (1981)
  •     Development of spa resorts (1981)
  • Integrated Urban Development For the Rehabilitation and Modernization of Borsec, Baile Herculane and Sulina and Formulation of a Tourism Law for Romania (2011-2012)
  • National Tourism Development Master Plan (2007)
Romania
  •     Formulation a tourism development master plan (2006)
  •     Assistance to the Hotel and Tourism Training Centre in Bucharest (1991)
  •     Tourism development plan (1981)
  •     Development of spa resorts (1981)
  • Integrated Urban Development For the Rehabilitation and Modernization of Borsec, Baile Herculane and Sulina and Formulation of a Tourism Law for Romania (2011-2012)
  • National Tourism Development Master Plan (2007)
Russian Federation
  • Mission to Russia's Southern Region to Evaluate Potential of Tourism and Recreational Facilities (2001)
  • Ecotourism development (1996)
  • Policy advice to NTA on developing nature tourism and preparation of a pilot projects proposal on sustainable tourism development (1994)
     
Russian Federation
  • Mission to Russia's Southern Region to Evaluate Potential of Tourism and Recreational Facilities (2001)
  • Ecotourism development (1996)
  • Policy advice to NTA on developing nature tourism and preparation of a pilot projects proposal on sustainable tourism development (1994)
     
Serbia
  •     Review on rural tourism objectives (2002)
  • Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development in Serbia (2010-2012)
Serbia
  •     Review on rural tourism objectives (2002)
  • Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development in Serbia (2010-2012)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  •     Formulation of the terms of reference for the implementation of the National Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2008-2012 (2008)
  •     Development of thermal spas (1984)
  •     National Tourism Development Strategy (2008-2012) (2007)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  •     Formulation of the terms of reference for the implementation of the National Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2008-2012 (2008)
  •     Development of thermal spas (1984)
  •     National Tourism Development Strategy (2008-2012) (2007)
Turkey
  •     Tourism statistics (1988)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1981)


 

  • Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia (2010-2012) 
  • Promotion of tourism investment (1982)
Turkey
  •     Tourism statistics (1988)
  •     Identification of technical assistance needs in the field of tourism (1981)


 

  • Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia (2010-2012) 
  • Promotion of tourism investment (1982)
Turkmenistan
  •    Strategic tourism development plan, capacity building and marketing plan (1997)
Turkmenistan
  •    Strategic tourism development plan, capacity building and marketing plan (1997)
Ukraine
  •   Formulation of the development of ethnographic tourism in the autonomous Republic of Crimea (2006)
  •   Preliminary mission for a tourism master plan (2001)
  • Development of a System of Tourism Statistics and Regional Tourism Satellite Account in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (2012)
Ukraine
  •   Formulation of the development of ethnographic tourism in the autonomous Republic of Crimea (2006)
  •   Preliminary mission for a tourism master plan (2001)
  • Development of a System of Tourism Statistics and Regional Tourism Satellite Account in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (2012)
Uzbekistan
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the tourism sector (2005)
  • UNWTO/UNESCO Cultural Heritage mission (1993)
  • Implementation of an Evaluation Mission to Review the National System of Tourism Statistics (2010)
  • Action plan for sustainable tourism development (1996-1997)
Uzbekistan
  • Capacity building and strengthening of the tourism sector (2005)
  • UNWTO/UNESCO Cultural Heritage mission (1993)
  • Implementation of an Evaluation Mission to Review the National System of Tourism Statistics (2010)
  • Action plan for sustainable tourism development (1996-1997)
Africa

Countries of the Central-African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC) Countries of the Central-African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC)

  • Study on the establishment of a tour operation company (1984)

RETOSA Member States

  • National Statistical Capacity-Building Programme (2010 and ongoing)

Countries of the Central-African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC)

  • Study for a coordination and harmonization policy in the field of regional tourism (1979-1980)

Countries of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)

  • Feasibility study for the creation of a sub-regional Centre on Hotel and Tourism Training (1983)

Countries of the West-African Economic Community (CEAO)

  • Study on the development and integration of tourism activities (1981-1982)

Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Regional cooperation in tourism development (1988-1992)

Gambia/Ghana/Kenya/Mozambique/Nigeria/Senegal/Seychelles/Tanzania

  • Reduction of environmental impact from coastal tourism through introduction of policy changes and strengthening public-private partnerships (2004)

28 countries

  • Courses in hotel and tourism training (1980)

 

Americas

Anguilla/Barbados/Montserrat/St. Lucia

  • Follow-up mission on sustainable tourism development within the West Indies and preparation of a project document (1994)
  • Sustainable tourism development within the West Indies (1993)

Argentina and Chile

  • Environmental conservation and tourism promotion for Isla Grande de Tierra de Fuego (1992)

Argentina/Brazil/Chile/Paraguay/Uruguay

  • Development and characteristics of a tourism market between these countries (1991)

Caribbean (28 countries)

  • Assistance in preparing an economic impact study within the framework of the regional tourism development programme for the Caribbean (1992)

Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama)

  • First Central American Conference on Tourism (1993)

Eastern Caribbean (7 countries)

  • Consultancy on the impact of fiscal and revenue measures on tourism sector activities (1992)

JUNAC (Junta del Acuerdo de Cartagena - Assembly of the Cartagena Agreement)

  • Identification of technical assistance needs for the sub-region of the Andes (1988)

LAIA (Latin American Integration Association)

  • Regional programme of tourism statistics (1992)
  • Technical report on the state of tourism statistical systems in LAIA countries (1991)

Mexico/Guatemala/El Salvador/Honduras/Belize

  • Development of a sales manual for member countries of the Organizacion Mundo Maya (1994)
  • Development of a regional statistical system for the Mundo Maya tourism itinerary (1991)

SICA (Secretariat for the Central American Integration System) (Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)

  • Implementation of a tourism security system for Central America (2003-2004)
  • Workshop on updating and unification of statistical measurement systems of SICA (1999)

 

Caribbean (28 countries)

  • Caribbean tourism summit (2001)
  • Caribbean regional tourism development programme (Phase II) (1988-1992)
  • Caribbean regional tourism development programme (Phase I) (1980-1988)

Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama)

  • Tourism training (1992-1993)
  • Conservation of protected areas (1992-1993)
  • Tourism facilitation (1992)
  • Preparatory assistance in tourism development for Central America (1989)

Eastern Caribbean (7 countries)

  • Tourism economic planning (1988-1989)
Asia and Pacific

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Formulation of sub-programme document on economic support services and infrastructure for tourism (1998)

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka

  • Technical Assistance Mission to South Asian Countries on Tourism Statistics (2013)

South Asia

  • Interactive CD-Rom on South Asia (2002)

South East Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand)

  • Sustainable tourism and capacity development in the Emerald Triangle (2003)

South East Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam)

  • Tourism development and promotion along the Heritage Necklace (2004)

Tumen River Area (China, DPR Korea, Mongolia and Russian Federation)

  • Formulation of HRD project in the tourism sector (2000)
  • Marketing and training programme (2000)
  • Compilation of tourism resource inventory and preparation of market analyses (1999)

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Development of ASEAN tourism marketing strategy (Phase I) (1988-1991)
  • Tourism foreign markets study (Phase II) (1986-1987)
  • Preparatory assistance in tourism research, development and marketing (1986-1987)
  • Tourism foreign markets study (Phase I) (1985-1986)
  • Preparatory assistance in regional cooperation in tourism development (1980)

South Asia (10 countries)

  • Regional cooperation in tourism training (Phase II – 8 countries) (1989-1992)
  • Training in tourism planning for South Asia (1986-1990)
  • Regional cooperation in tourism training (Phase I – 10 countries) (1984-1987)
  • Preparatory assistance in regional cooperation in tourism training (1983)
  • Preparatory assistance in regional cooperation in tourism training (1980)

South Pacific

  • Regional tourism development planning and training (Phase III) (1987-1991)
  • Regional tourism development planning and training (Phase II) (1985-1987)
  • Regional tourism development planning and training (Phase I) (1983-1984)
  • Regional training of hotel personnel (1981-1983)
  • Preparatory assistance in regional training of hotel personnel (1980)

SPTO (South Pacific Tourism Organization)

  • Establishing a standardised system for data collection and recording of tourism statistics for South Pacific countries (2005)

SRRP (Silk Road Regional Programme) (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)

  • First Regional Silk Road Investment Forum (7-9 June 2006)
  • First Regional Silk Road City Mayors' Forum (26-29 October 2006)
  • Updating of UNWTO Study “Visa Facilitation in the Silk Road Countries” (2005)
  • Preparation of a Strategy Paper and Action Plan for visa facilitation along the Silk Road (2005)

Tumen River Area (China, DPR Korea, Mongolia and Russian Federation)

  • Support to Tumen River Area Development Programme (TRADP) (2000)
  • Support to tourism programme in Tumen region and North East Asia (1999)
Europe

Mediterranean Basin (9 countries)

  • Preparatory assistance in environmental management and tourism development (1988-1989)