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15 Apr 15
Press Release
Exports from international tourism rise to US$ 1.5 trillion in 2014
Receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,245 billion (euro 937 billion) in 2014...
13 Apr 15
Press Release
UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center organize the 1st World Forum on Food Tourism
The 1st UNWTO World Forum on Food Tourism will provide a valuable platform to exchange experiences, enhancing the understanding of food tourism and how to successfully manage this growing tourism...
08 Mar 15
Press Release
International Women’s Day: Tourism sector can do more to step it up on gender equality
The UNWTO/UN Women Global Report on Women in Tourism shows that tourism can offer significant opportunities to narrow the gender gap in employment and entrepreneurship as women are nearly...
26 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO report identifies common criteria for 4 and 5 star hotel classification
Benchmarking international accommodation standards can help destinations establish hotel classification systems which are more relevant and useful to consumers, hotels, intermediaries and...
27 Jan 15
Press Release
Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014
The number of international tourists (overnight visitors) reached 1,138 million in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013. With an increase of 4.7%, this is the fifth consecutive year of above average...