UNWTO Publications

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UNWTO Recommendations on Accessible Information in Tourism
The tourism sector stakeholders must deliver accurate, relevant and timely information to its customers, prior to, during and even after the journey.  Ensuring that the information is accessible, is without any doubt a key to communicating succesfully with visitors in all stages of their...
2016
Recomendaciones de la OMT sobre accesibilidad de la información turística
Los actores del sector turístico necesitan proporcionar información precisa, pertinente y puntual a sus clientes, antes, durante e incluso después de viaje. Garantizar que la información sea accesible es, sin duda alguna, una de las claves para que la comunicación con los turistas en todas las...
2016
UNWTO/GTERC Annual Report on Asia Tourism Trends – 2016 Edition
The “UNWTO/GTERC Asia Tourism Trends 2016 Edition”, the third annual report in the series, highlights the rapidly growing tourism sector of Asia and the Pacific. Tourism is a reflection of the socio-economic conditions of the region whose GDP has been growing much faster than the world’s average....
2016
Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development Strategies – Tackling the Challenges in Itinerary Design in South-East Asia
Cruise tourism is characterized by bringing large numbers of people to concentrated areas of destinations for brief periods, thus multiplying and concentrating the impacts. Cruise development may lead to loss of precious biodiversity and destruction of cultural heritage if infrastructure and...
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
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
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
Compendium of Tourism Statistics, 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
Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, 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
Contribution of Islamic Culture and its Impact on the Asian Tourism Market 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