|4 November 2014||50 Tourism officials and professionals participated to the UNWTO course in Mexico on “Tourism competitiveness as a factor for community development”|
|30 October 2014||Inaugurated the UNWTO course in Mexico on “Tourism competitiveness as a factor for community development”, from 26th October to 1st November, in Puebla|
|24 October 2014||
UN Day: Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges
Every 24 October, UN Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations while recalling the immense challenges that remain pending on the international agenda. UNWTO, the only United Nations agency with its permanent headquarters in Spain, celebrated the occasion together with the 13 other UN entities in the country in an event hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo.
|29 September 2014||
Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014
The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, opened the official celebrations of World Tourism Day held in Guadalajara, Mexico (27 September 2014).
|26 September 2014||The UNWTO course in Qatar 2nd edition 2014 finished on 25th September|
|22 September 2014||The UNWTO course in Qatar 2nd edition 2014 started on 21st September|
|16 September 2014||The UNWTO Regional Course in Europe on Cultural Routes Tourism Development Strategy for the Council of Europe Cultural Routes and their partners finished on 12th September|
|15 September 2014||
International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.
|9 September 2014||The UNWTO Regional Course in Europe on Cultural Routes Tourism Development Strategy for the Council of Europe Cultural Routes and their partners started on 8th September|
|4 August 2014||
UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications
UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. Interested candidates can apply until the 31 October 2014. The Award Ceremony will be held during the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR in Spain on 28 January 2015.