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01 Feb 16
Press Release
Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus
Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there...
22 Jan 16
Press Release
Investour consolidates role as catalyst of tourism development in Africa
After seven editions with progressive increases in terms of both participants and projects, Investour has become on of the prime catalyst for the development of African tourism in Spain, and...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
16 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns attacks in Ouagadougou
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
12 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul
"On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and...
07 Jan 16
Press Release
INVESTOUR 2016 brings new opportunities to do business in Africa to FITUR
The event is structured around two sessions: a morning session dedicated to debating the challenges of investing in Africa and the trends shaping tourism in the region and an afternoon business-to-...