News

4 July 2016 Improving Visitor Facilities and Services in Nzulezu Stilt Village in Ghana
19 May 2016 New ST-EP project supporting community-based tourism in Timor-Leste
19 May 2016 1st World Conference on Tourism for Development opens this week in Beijing
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will host the First World Conference on Tourism for Development on 19 May. Under the theme ‘Tourism for Peace and Development’, the event is the first high-level meeting to address how tourism can contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 universal goals.   
5 May 2016 Preparing a new Tourism Development Master Plan for Shandong Province, China
22 April 2016 UNWTO/RETOSA Joint Programme for Regional Capacity Building in Southern Africa on Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Accounts
8 March 2016 Kartong Ecotourism Project Successfully Completed
18 January 2016 International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184 million in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 50 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled to international destinations around the world last year as compared to 2014. 
14 January 2016 New Strategic Tourism Development Plan (STDP) for Mozambique Approved
7 December 2015 United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.
1 December 2015 ST-EP project in Lesotho delivers training seminars for excursion providers, tour guides, home stay providers and crafters