UNWTO: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

September 27: World Tourism Day

Every year, the World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27. This year, the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) has designated 2020 year as the “Year of Tourism and Rural Development”. The day is celebrated to increase awareness on the role played by tourism sector in integrating international community. This year the day was ..

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Released

UNWTO released its comprehensive report on global tourism titled ‘UNWTO World Tourism Barometer report’ on Monday 20th January 2020. According to the report which is seen as a barometer of global economic health, 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in the year 2019 around the globe, which makes it the slowest rate since 2016 ..

Suman Billa Appointed as Director at the UNWTO Madrid Headquarter

Senior Indian IAS officer of Kerela cadre, Suman Billa will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as Director, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Development at the D1 level at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. A 1996 batch IAS officer, he is currently a Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Tourism. Appointments Committee of ..