Posted Date : 8th April, 2021
The UNWTO Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition seeks to source new startups and entrepreneurs that advance the contribution of tourism to rural development and support recovery
Posted Date : 15th January, 2021
The Swiss Tourism Dialogue on the SDGs, an initiative supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, is now visible as a separate category on this platform. Under the hashtag #SwissTourism4SDGs, sustainable tourism activities of stakeholders in Swiss incoming and outgoing tourism are connected. This facilitates the exchange of knowledge and enables the […]
Posted Date : 13th November, 2020
The Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue (TouRRD) is organised by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, in cooperation with the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, the UN World Tourism Organization, and the World Economic Forum. The dialogue presents insightful practical cases, and suggests answers to the following […]
Posted Date : 28th September, 2020
Celebrated on 27 September with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”, this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical moment, as countries around the world look to tourism to drive recovery, including in rural communities where the sector is a leading employer and economic pillar. The 2020 edition also comes as governments […]
Posted Date : 25th August, 2020
As part of the wider UN response to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres released today a thematic brief on the impact the pandemic has had on tourism. Drawing on the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the lead author of the publication, it warns that as many as 100 million direct tourism […]
Posted Date : 9th July, 2020
Join Us!   The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) presents its event Tourism Futures in the 2030 Agenda: Innovation and Sustainability as the New Normal in the framework of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2020 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). During this session, attendees will have […]
Posted Date : 12th May, 2020
HEALING SOLUTIONS FOR TOURISM CHALLENGE UNWTO received over 1,000 applications from over 100 countries for the Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge, launched to identify the most disruptive startups, entrepreneurs and drive solutions to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on tourism. The selected shortlisted semi- finalists announced below: Finalists Healing for people: CleanScan /Chameleon  Welcome Back (Canada/USA) Outpost Healthy Destinations (Canada) SeeTrue (Israel) […]
Posted Date : 27th March, 2020
In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new solutions to help the tourism sector recover from COVID-19. With millions of jobs at risk as the pandemic hits tourism harder than any other sector, […]
Posted Date : 27th March, 2020
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting on 19th March 2020, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by COVID-19 and all participants accepted an invitation from the UNWTO Secretary-General to […]
Posted Date : 27th March, 2020
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. In January 2020, the UN launched the global dialogue initiative, and discussions have taken place in all settings, from classrooms to boardrooms, across the world. In […]