Tourism Ministers of the Middle East Focus on Employment at UNWTO’s Annual Gathering in the Region

The 44th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East, focused on innovation and digital transformation followed by this year’s UNWTO Regional Conference, which highlighted the importance of tourism’s labour market performance under the theme “Human Capital Development in Tourism: New Perspectives”

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La Organización Mundial del Turismo y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo debaten las condiciones laborales del sector

Con el objetivo de abrir el debate en torno al marco laboral del sector Turismo, la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT) y la Organización Mundial del Trabajo (OIT) han celebrado un encuentro en Madrid. El acto, enmarcado en el Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo 2017, ha tenido lugar en el Ministerio de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital del Gobierno de España.

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Chinese becomes top spending tourists in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders.

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UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity. The celebration takes places annually on 22 May. The decision aims at supporting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which is being commemorated worldwide throughout 2017.

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off

The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 was officially launched amidst an event at the International Tourism Fair FITUR, Spain, and has been planned to be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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