About us

One of UNWTO's most important functions is to serve as a permanent source of information for its Members and the world community. UNWTO fulfills this task in part through its extensive programme of publications and the new programme of electronic products. The broad span of these products corresponds to the vast sweep both of the Organization's concerns and of the needs of its Members.

Today, UNWTO has already some 1100 titles available. Every year this list is extended by some 20 to 30 new titles in up to five official languages. The UNWTO Communications and Publications Programme runs at the headquarters in Madrid a bookshop from which all publications and electronic products can be ordered. Besides, all books and electronic products are displayed in a very detailed form and with excerpts in the UNWTO Infoshop at www.unwto.org/infoshop. Easy purchase and credit card payment options are just some of the comfortable features the shop offers. All products can also be ordered directly from a world-wide network of local distributors.

The Elibrary (www.e-unwto.org) is a platform that was launched in 2003 to offer the largest collection of electronic publications and reports by the UNWTO. It includes more than 1100 publications and nearly 900 tables with data published by the UNWTO since 1970, and is without a doubt the biggest collection of publications in the field of tourism available online. It is the solution for libraries, companies and official organizations. Modern, effective, fast and intuitive, it provides solutions to your questions in the field of tourism.

The Tourism Factbook (http://www.e-unwto.org/content/v486k6/?v=search) is a complement to the books and documents found in the Elibrary. It offers access to the most up-to-date statistics on inbound and outbound tourism and other indicators for more than 200 countries and territories, all available in PDF or Excel spreadsheet format.

With the aim of improving the dissemination of our information as much as possible, translation and reproduction rights are also available to editorials that wish to publish UNWTO publications into other official and non-official languages. Until today UNWTO publications have been translated into more than 30 different languages.

With its Depository Library Programme, the UNWTO encourages libraries to collect all UNWTO publications and make them available to a wider audience. All libraries which are complying with the requirements for Depositary Libraries are invited to share this initiative and are offered interesting financial conditions.

UNWTO aims to expand the scope, coverage, and quality of our publications and electronic products, as well as the number of editions available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and other languages. The Secretariat always welcomes feedback about any UNWTO product. If you would like to be kept informed about new products, you are invited to follow as at our Twitter account www.twitter.com/UNWTO_pub.