BANGKOK, 22 December 2017: Thailand’s travel companies will close the year with a respectable 6 to 7%  increase in clients. In its latest assessment the Association of Thai Travel agents noted member companies handled 5,495,806 clients at Bangkok’s two gateway...

Spain wins UNWTO award

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, 16 September 2019: The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector...
MADRID, 29 August 2019: Buenos Aires is the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help destinations to monitor and manage tourism in...
SEATTLE, 18 September 2019:  The Adventure Travel Trade Association has hired Taleb Rifai, former secretary-general of the UNWTO as a special advisor. Rifai, a two-term secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism...

Global tourism rises 4%

ST PETERSBURG 11 September 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly....
BANGKOK, 19 September 2019: Leaders of the Pacific Travel Association and its foundation are going the extra mile in the name of transparency. PATA’s CEO Mario Hardy messaged TTR Weekly at the weekend to confirm the...
LONDON, 23 April 2018: Two Asian enterprises, Hong Kong’s airport authority and India’s Great Himalayan Expedition, figured in the WTTC’s Tourism For Tomorrow Awards. World Travel & Tourism Council announced the 2018 winners in sustainable tourism at the 2018 Tourism...
BANGKOK, 11 September 2019: The chairman of the PATA Foundation, Peter Semone, quit abruptly last week, after heading the foundation for over five years Travel Impact Newswire reported Tuesday. Known for its in-depth analysis of...
AUCKLAND, 1 February 2019: Battling the negatives of overtourism is the watchword for a new association, the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage, headquartered in New Zealand. Formed to protect heritage and culture,...
BANGKOK, 26 February 2018: A backlash against the powerful US National Rifle Association sees major travel related companies cutting ties in response to calls from #BoycottNRA campaign. The grass-roots campaign targeting NRA member benefits was launched after 17 people were...