UNWTO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

September 27: World Tourism Day

Published: September 28, 2020

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 ..

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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Released

Published: January 21, 2020

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 ..

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Abu Dhabi selected as World’s leading Sports Tourism Destination

Published: December 11, 2019

Abu Dhabi has been selected as the World’s leading Sports Tourism Destination for seventh time in a row. This time the coveted award was conferred at 26th edition of World Travel Awards (WTA), being held in Muscat, Oman. In 2019, Abu Dhabi gained many prestigious accolades, including being selected as Best City Break at UK’s ..

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Suman Billa Appointed as Director at the UNWTO Madrid Headquarter

Published: November 27, 2019

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 ..

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UNWTO selects India as host country to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019

Published: September 28, 2019

The World Tourism Day which observed globally on 27 September is hosted by a different country every year. India has been selected as the host country for celebration of World Tourism Day 2019 by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This is for the very first time that India will host the day in its ..

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