Publications

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Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies
Abstract UNWTO expects international tourist arrivals to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, if not before. A sector regularly outgrowing the world economy or international trade, the tourism sector is already facing the challenge of decoupling its growth from the use of natural resources. Advancing...
2019
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and Statistical Annex, May 2019 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and Statistical Annex, May 2019
International arrivals grew 4% in the first quarter of 2019 International tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) grew 4% in January-March 2019 compared to the same period last year, below the 6% average growth of the past two years. Growth was led by the Middle East (+8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+...
2019
The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – Tourism Opportunities and Impacts
The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is a key component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and, as such, can play a crucial role in the development of maritime infrastructure throughout Asia and the Pacific in the coming years. This report, developed with the kind support of Sunny International,...
2019
2019 Visa Openness Report for Africa 2019 Visa Openness Report for Africa
UNWTO surveys visa policies around the world since 2008. The Visa Openness Reports, produced by UNWTO, focus on the entry requirements for tourism purposes. The 2019 Visa Openness Report for Africa prepared by UNWTO continues the analysis of visa policies and progress made in visa facilitation over...
2019
Directrices de la OMT para el fortalecimiento de las organizaciones de gestión de destinos (OGD) – Preparando las OGD de cara a nuevos retos
Múltiples factores explican el creciente interés en la gestión efectiva de los destinos turísticos e instan a las organizaciones de gestión de destinos (OGD) a enfrentarse y adaptarse a nuevos retos. Del tradicional papel como responsables de marketing y promoción de destinos, la tendencia apunta a...
2019
UNWTO Guidelines for Institutional Strengthening of Destination Management Organ UNWTO Guidelines for Institutional Strengthening of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) – Preparing DMOs for new challenges
Many factors account for the increased focus on effective destination management, all of them urging destination management organizations (DMOs) to face and adapt to new challenges. From traditional marketing and promotion boards the trend is for these entities to increasingly enlarge their scope...
2019
Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan
The report on Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan, prepared with the support of the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi, looks at the awareness of gastronomy tourism as a concept in Japan. Based on a survey with the main players in the country, results show that while...
2019
Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism
The Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism have been developed by UNWTO and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC), a UNWTO affiliate member, as part of its long-term collaboration. The guidelines aim to serve as a practical toolkit to support the development of gastronomy tourism...
2019
12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook – The Future of Tourism: Roa 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook – The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030, 25 – 27 October 2018, Guilin, China, Executive Summary
Jointly organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) and Guilin Municipal People’s Government, the 12th edition of the UNWTO/PATA Forum was held in Guilin, China, from 25 to 27...
2019
Tourism in the MENA Region
International tourist arrivals in MENA destinations grew 10% in 2018. The MENA region comprises a diverse group of 14 countries in the Middle East and 4 countries in North Africa, including established and emerging destinations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula to high-spending...
2019