• 2018 Poised to Advance Tourism's Leadership among Top Global Economic Sectors

    17 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organization show that international tourist arrivals grew 5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018. This reflects continued strong demand in a favourable overall economic context.
    All world regions enjoyed robust growth in international tourism in the first nine months of this year, fuelled by solid demand from major source markets. Asia and the Pacific led growth , followed by Europe and the Middle East , Africa and the Americas .
    Despite comparatively slower growth between July and September, UNWTO estimates that...
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  • Iran is all set to host the 40th World Tourism Organization Summit

    Iran is all set to host the 40th World Tourism Organization Summit

    17 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The summit was graced by several high-ranking guests including UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and the Vice President of Iran and head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Ali-Asghar Mounesan.
    Around 80 members of the UNWTO from 30 different countries participated in the opening ceremony of the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session: International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology.
    Pololikashvili was the main speaker of the Summit.
    The World Tourism Organization , located in Madrid, Spain, is a United Nations...
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  • The success story of Greek tourism was informed to the world

    The success story of Greek tourism was informed to the world

    17 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Elena Kountoura, the Tourism Minister of Greece has spread the word on the success story of its tourism at the time of a series of events organized during the World Travel Market 2018 trade show in London last week. Kountoura was invited to a special event organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council ; the first meeting of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Center; and the International Travel Crisis Management Summit .
    At the UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit, the minister represented Greece as well. During the events, the minister emphasized her satisfaction with Greece's...
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  • US sanctions against Iran have been rebuffed by world tourists

    US sanctions against Iran have been rebuffed by world tourists

    17 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    He highlighted the participation of activists related to the tourism all over the world in the Islamic Republic of Iran and mentioned “the diversity of our international events in the field of cultural heritage and tourism as well as growth of positive tourism developments in the country over the past two years have been indicative of the continued growth of this industry in the country regardless of sanctions.”
    Arranging the 40th meeting of the UNWTO members in the historic city of Hamedan simultaneous with the newly launched US sanctions on Iran shows that the US and its supporters could...
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  • Kish Island of Iran joins hand with the World Tourism Organization

    Kish Island of Iran joins hand with the World Tourism Organization

    17 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Alireza Ghaedian, the Deputy Director of the Kish Free Zone Organization stated that this is the first time that an Iranian commercial-industrial free zone will be partnering with the World Tourism Organization.
    “During the 109th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organisation held in Bahrain on Wednesday, the participants unanimously decided to accept the Kish Free Zone Organisation as its new member,” he said.
    In Persian Gulf in southern Iran, Kish Island is one of the most attractive tourism sites, and a spearhead in tourism in the country. Also, it is among the top...
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