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25 August 2015 East African countries commit to advance regional tourism cooperation
The first UNWTO East Africa Tourism Development Forum brought together Tourism Ministers and representatives from East Africa and the Vanilla Islands to explore areas of further regional cooperation (Mombasa, Kenya, 20-22 August 2015).
20 August 2015 Brand Africa – partnerships key to build brand equity for Africa
The UNWTO Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa – Fostering Tourism Development concluded with a call for stronger regional cooperation and increased partnerships as means to build a stronger brand value for Africa (Accra, Ghana 17-19 August 2015).
10 August 2015 UNWTO Conference to explore new ways to promote Brand Africa
The UNWTO Regional Conference Enhancing Brand Africa - Fostering Tourism Development will bring together a wide variety of African tourism stakeholders to explore how build a stronger brand for Africa as a tourism destination (Accra, Ghana, 17-19 August 2015).
9 July 2015 International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first four months of 2015
International tourism demand continued to be robust between January and April 2015 with tourist arrivals increasing 4% worldwide according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all regions enjoyed strong growth. Prospects for the May-August period remain upbeat, with close to 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad during these four months.
26 June 2015 UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Sousse, Tunisia
28 May 2015 World Committee on Tourism Ethics proposes International Convention on Tourism Ethics
The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention was the main focus of the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Rovinj, Croatia, 26-27 May 2015).
19 May 2015 UNWTO Capacity Building Course on Tourism Policy and Strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo
29 April 2015 UNWTO expresses its full support for Kenyan tourism
During a recent visit to Kenya, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, expressed the organization’s full confidence in the country’s tourism sector and its capacity to recover (25 April 2015).
16 April 2015 Global Travel & Tourism leaders set landmark agenda for growth
The leading global Travel & Tourism private sector and government organisations - the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) - have today launched a commitment for aligned advocacy and action to harness the full potential of the sector to create jobs, drive inclusive growth and foster development.
15 April 2015 Exports from international tourism rise to US$ 1.5 trillion in 2014
International tourism receipts increased by US$ 48 billion in 2014 to reach a record US$ 1,245 billion. An additional US$ 221 billion was generated from international passenger transport, bringing total exports from international tourism up to US$ 1.5 trillion.