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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 ..

2019 edition of World Tourism Day (WTD)

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on 27th of September to create awareness on the role of tourism among the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. The 2019 theme is “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All”.

2018 World Tourism Day (WTD)

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on September 27 to raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The 2018 theme is “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”. The 2018 WTD is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the potential contribution ..

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, Odisha

Situated on the banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha, Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trusthas won the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation Awards. The trust was honoured with the coveted award for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” at the 14th UNWTO Awards ceremony held in Madrid, Spain Based on the principles of community ownership and Eco-Tourism, UNWTO award for ‘Innovation in Tourism Enterprise’ ..

Oman hosts 2nd second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development was held in Muscat, Oman from December 11 to 12, 2017. This conference was hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. It was conducted within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) to build and strengthen partnerships ..

World Tourism Day (WTD) observed every year on September 27

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on September 27 to raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The 2017 theme “Sustainable tourism – a tool for development” is dedicated to explore the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals ..

India assumes the Chairmanship of UN South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism

Chairmanship of UN South Asian Regional Commission for Tourism was assumed by India. It was declared at the current UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference at Gyeongju in South Korea. Previously, Iran held the Chair of the Commission for the last 4 years. It conveys the belief of other Nations in India and the labors ..