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UNWTO Emphasises | More Sustainable Future For Tourism

BERLIN: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed that sustainability was high on the agenda, leading efforts to ensure the sector lives up to its responsibilities for the planet as well as people, at ITB Berlin, a global tourism fair. As the United Nations specialized agency leads the restart of global tourism following the unprecedented crisis […]
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Tightened Travel Restrictions | A third of Destinations Are Shut To Tourism UNWTO

MADRID: One in three destinations worldwide is now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of new variants of the COVID-19 virus has prompted many governments to reverse efforts to ease restrictions on travel, with total closures to tourists most prevalent in Asia and […]
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IATA ASKs UK PM | Include Air Transport in UK Economic Restart Plans

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the UK government to include a vision for lifting border restrictions and restarting air transport in its recovery plans for the UK economy, due to be outlined on 22 February by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The COVID-19 shutdown of the UK economy has resulted in the biggest […]
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UNWTO Election | Shaika Mai Challenges Zurab Pololikashvili

MANAMA: Shaika Mai Al-Khalifa from the kingdom of Bahrain will challenge the incumbent, Zurab Pololikashvili, for the role of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Pololikashvili was appointed to the role in 2017 and will seek a second three-year mandate during an executive council meeting of the body in Madrid this […]
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Fundació Mallorca Turisme Receives | Award of ‘UNWTO. Quest Certification’

MADID: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has awarded its UNWTO.QUEST Certification to Fundació Mallorca Turisme. The award further advances UNWTO’s work to promote and recognize excellence and quality in destination management for the benefit of the whole of the sector. At the same time, it boosts competitiveness in Mallorca, one of Europe’s top destinations, and […]