Publications

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Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific
This publication released on the occasion of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, focuses on sustainable-tourism governance approaches that have helped to realize tourism’s potential to contribute to economic growth and improved livelihoods in the Asia and the...
2017
Maximizing the Benefits of Mega Events for Tourism Development
A mega event benefits a host destination in terms of attracting visitors to the event and drawing global attention to the destination. However, in addition to such short-term benefits, it can be a catalyst for longer-term tourism development in various aspects from economic to social. This...
2017
by former UNWTO Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli Live Geopolitics of International Tourism – The New Silk Roads
Published in French with the Paris editor L'Harmattan, the “GÉOPOLITIQUE VÉCUE DU TOURISME INTERNATIONAL – Les Nouvelles Routes de la Soie” compares contemporary tourism, which carries huge flows of visitors, but also wealth and ideas, all around the world to the role played historically between...
2017
International Rural Tourism Development – An Asia-Pacific Perspective International Rural Tourism Development – An Asia-Pacific Perspective
This publication released on the occasion of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, focuses on community empowerment and poverty alleviation through rural tourism development.The report shines a light on rural tourism development in the Asia Pacific region with...
2017
Overview of the Meetings Industry in Asia
Overview of the Meetings Industry in Asia provides a comprehensive view of the linkages between business events and tourism, examines the region’s key market segments and developments in the meetings industry, and – through a collection of case studies – highlights the more recent trends in...
2017
UNWTO Annual Report 2016
2016 was a momentous year for tourism. International tourist arrivals continued their upward trajectory in their seventh straight year of above-average growth despite many challenges, reaching 1.2 billion. Download the 2016 UNWTO Annual Report to learn more about what we did to promote and...
2017
Handbook on Key Performance Indicators for Tourism Marketing Evaluation Handbook on Key Performance Indicators for Tourism Marketing Evaluation
The ETC/UNWTO Handbook on Key Performance Indicators for Tourism Marketing Evaluation presents a comprehensive overview of performance indicators for tourism marketing evaluation. It provides a framework for understanding contemporary marketing evaluation, how to measure results from marketing and...
2017
Affiliate Members Global Reports, Volume sixteen – Second Global Report on Gastronomy Tourism
In 2012, UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme launched the Global Report on Food Tourism outlining the state of gastronomy tourism. The report presented various examples of tourism and gastronomy professionals with extensive experience in international organizations, destination management, in both...
2017
Affiliate Members Global Reports, Volume fifteen – Second Global Report on LGBT Tourism
  Following the success of the first edition of the UNWTO Global Report on LGBT tourism published in 2012, UNWTO and Affiliate member International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) decided to embark in the preparation of the 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism, offering a more...
2017
Benchmarking Methodology for the Development of Sustainable Cruise Tourism in South-East Asia
Benchmarking Methodology for the Development of Sustainable Cruise Tourism in South-East Asia follows the 2016 publication on Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development Strategies – Tackling the Challenges in Itinerary Design in South-East Asia. Both reports were prepared in cooperation...
2017