UNWTO Publications

Title Date
Practical Guidelines for Integrated Quality Management in Tourism Destinations – Concepts, Implementation and Tools for Destination Management Organizations
The Practical Guidelines for Integrated Quality Management in Tourism Destinations offer a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to the improvement of quality of tourism destinations. The handbook is a perfect tool for tourism managers, planners, academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and decision-...
2017
Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Data 2011 – 2015 (2017 Edition)
Understanding, for each country, where its inbound tourism is generated is essential for analysing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as those related to the positioning of national markets abroad. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available...
2017
Compendium of Tourism Statistics, Data 2011 – 2015 (2017 Edition)
Statistical information on tourism’s multiple facets is pivotal in advancing knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, promoting results-focused management, and highlighting strategic issues for policy decisions. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism...
2017
The tourism sector and the SDGs. Responsible tourism, a global commitment
In 2015, UNWTO and the United Nations Global Compact Initiative Spain joined forces in a project titled “Responsible tourism, a global commitment” that engaged 13 Spanish tourism entities. The aim of the project has been for tourism companies and trade associations to...
2016
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market highlights the influence of Islamic culture on Asian history and heritage and the potential of the emerging market for Islamic tourism. The publication outlines characteristics of the Islamic tourism market in Asia and...
2017
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market highlights the influence of Islamic culture on Asian history and heritage and the potential of the emerging market for Islamic tourism. The publication outlines characteristics of the Islamic tourism market in Asia and...
2017
UNWTO/GTERC Annual Report on Asia Tourism Trends – 2016 Edition 2016
UNWTO Conference: Tourism – A Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation Passikudah, Sri Lanka, 11 to 14 July 2016
The report of the UNWTO/SLTDA Conference: Tourism – A Catalyst for Tourism Development, Peace and Reconciliation, held in Passikudah, Sri Lanka, 11 – 14 July 2016, summarizes the four major themes discussed during the event: the close links between tourism, peace and reconciliation; the position...
2016
Tourism and Culture Partnership in Peru – Models for Collaboration between Tourism, Culture and Community
The publication Tourism and Culture Partnership in Peru: Models for Collaboration among Tourism, Culture and Community analyses the importance of collaboration among three essential elements for the sustainable development of tourism destinations: tourism, culture and the community. Starting with a...
2016
Mekong River-based Tourism Product Development
The Mekong River is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia that runs through six countries. Measuring 4,350 km in length, it is the world’s 12th longest river and the 7th longest in Asia. River-based tourism along the Mekong is an emerging activity with significant potential for growth and impact...
2016