BRUSSELS, 9 February 2017: European tourism demand continues to grow and demonstrates resilience in the face of security and political turmoil according to the European Travel Commission. Overall growth, however, has slowed from the previous year (+5% in 2015) affected...
LONDON, 9 February 2017: Travel-related associations worldwide have endorsed UNWTO’s initiative to designate 2017, International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Global Travel Association Coalition, which brings together the major global travel associations and organisations, said in a statement Wednesday...
MADRID, 2 February 2017: The World Tourism Organisation joins the chorus of protests denouncing President Trump’s travel ban that impacts on seven nations in the Middle East and North Africa. UNWTO said it was expressing deep concern and strong condemnation over...
MADRID, 2 February 2017: Tony and Maureen Wheeler, co-founders of the widely-known Lonely Planet Publications received the 13th UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award recently. The prize is conferred every year to individuals with visionary leadership who make significant contributions to the...
BERLIN, 31 January 2017: ITB Berlin is organising two speed dating events, 9 March, that will enable buyers as well as bloggers to contact exhibitors, worldwide, in the shortest possible time. In the morning,  9 March, the members of the...
LONDON, 27 January 2017: Star Alliance member carrier, Air India, has successfully moved all its operations at London Heathrow’s Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2, the home of Star Alliance. The national airline of India operates up to eight...

Bit by the travel bug

AMSTERDAM, 26 January 2017: The travel industry should brace itself for a new breed of business travellers who favour new travel experiences over traditional workplace benefits. New research reveals that a staggering 30% of business travellers would accept a lower...
MADRID, 20 January 2017: Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors)...
MADRID, 18 January 2017: The World Tourism Organisation and Japan International Cooperation Agency have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote sustainable tourism. The agreement, undersigned by UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, and JICA executive senior vice president, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, taps...
BERLIN, 12 January 2017: ITB Berlin will present a record selection of conference content for delegates attending this year’s travel fair, 8 to 12 March. The show’s convention component  over four days  will deliver 200 sessions, 400 speakers on the...