Publications

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UNWTO Annual Report 2017 UNWTO Annual Report 2017
2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, a global recognition of tourism’s transformative contribution to the development agenda. Download the 2017 UNWTO Annual Report to learn more about the flagship events and activities held by UNWTO in the framework of the...
2018
European Union Tourism Trends European Union Tourism Trends
The European Union Tourism Trends report provides a comprehensive overview of tourism in the European Union and constitutes a tool for policy makers and other tourism stakeholders for developing market strategies and enhancing the knowledge base of the EU Virtual Tourism Observatory. The report is...
2018
European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends, Volume 2, 2018-1 European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends, Volume 2, 2018-1
This release of the European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends presents an analysis of preliminary full year results for international tourism in the group of 28 European Union countries (EU-28) for 2017. This issue is based upon 2017 data on international overnight visitors as reported by...
2018
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and Statistical Annex, Advance Release January 201 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and Statistical Annex, Advance Release January 2018
This Advance Release and the accompanying Statistical Annex of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometerpresent preliminary full year results for international tourism in 2017 based on data for international overnight visitors reported by destinations around the world. In addition, this issue includes...
2018
Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Good Practices in the Americas Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Good Practices in the Americas
This joint publication between UNWTO and the Organization of American States highlights case studies from across the Americas that showcase the contribution of tourism to sustainable development in line with the 17 universal SDGs. It shows how a common multi-stakeholder approach to tourism...
2018
Compendium of Tourism Statistics, Data 2012 – 2016 (2018 Edition) Compendium of Tourism Statistics, Data 2012 – 2016 (2018 Edition)
Tourism statistics are pivotal in advancing knowledge of the sector, monitoring tourism flows, promoting results-focused management and highlighting strategic issues for policy decisions. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism sector, the trilingual...
2018
Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Data 2012 – 2016, 2018 Edition Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Data 2012 – 2016, 2018 Edition
For each country, understanding where its inbound tourism is generated is essential for analyzing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as positioning national tourism abroad. Presenting data for 196 countries from 2012 to 2016, the Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, 2018...
2018
Tourism and Culture Synergies Tourism and Culture Synergies
The UNWTO report on Tourism and Culture Synergies highlights the symbiotic relationship between tourism and culture and the interdependency of the two sectors. The report, undertaken through a survey of UNWTO member states and expert opinion, affirms that cultural tourism plays a major...
2018
Definitions Committee on Tourism and Competitiveness (CTC) Definitions Committee on Tourism and Competitiveness (CTC)
Since its establishment in 2013 as a subsidiary organ of the Executive Council, the Committee on Tourism and Competitiveness (CTC) has focused its work mainly on assessing the state of knowledge on the basic concept of “tourism competitiveness” and identifying its key factors. As an outcome of the...
2018
UNWTO/WTCF City Tourism Performance Research UNWTO/WTCF City Tourism Performance Research
The UNWTO/WTCF City Tourism Performance Research brings forward the success stories of 15 different cities worldwide with the objective of enabling other cities to observe and learn from them. The research also includes a summary of UNWTO’s report on New Platform Tourism Services (or the so-called...
2018