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02 Jun 16
Catalogue of Publications and Electronic Products 2016
The new Catalogue of Publications and Electronic Products 2016 has been released.
04 May 16
Press Release
El Salvador and Honduras to host UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas in 2017
The 2017 meeting will take place in El Salvador and Honduras, and constitutes the first time in the history of the Organization that it is being held with a dual-site format. The Salvadoran capital...
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...
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
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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...
15 Sep 14
Press Release
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...