Articles tagged “unwto”

Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling

Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling

Dan Peltier, Skift

These winning tourism videos don't use radical production elements to tell the stories of their countries. Instead, they let the landscapes and handshakes speak for themselves, and show why travel is such a beautiful and enlightening thing.

2 months ago

UNWTO Appoints Secretary-General Who Wants to Win Over Holdout Countries

UNWTO Appoints Secretary-General Who Wants to Win Over Holdout Countries

Dan Peltier, Skift

The UNWTO has been touting impressive growth in global tourism for years but, has only recently started to get more serious about the reality of overtourism. Travel brands will be watching how Pololikashvili responds to the problem, and whether he can get through to destinations that are struggling.

2 months ago

Destinations Struggle to Use Data to Manage Tourism Growth

Destinations Struggle to Use Data to Manage Tourism Growth

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some destinations are still early to the party in harvesting data from residents and travelers on tourism trends and impacts. Many have plans with how to use the information they've gathered but how that information is shared with local politicians and residents is still a work in progress.

5 months ago

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most tourism boards understand that travelers need to eat well if they want them to be happy and return. One challenge with that is determining what food trend to focus on -- and whether it will fizzle out or stick around -- before throwing marketing dollars at promoting food.

6 months ago

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

With less than five percent of Chinese travelers holding passports, last year's spending totals for international Chinese travelers represents only a fraction of the market's spending potential as millions more Chinese choose to travel abroad each year.

7 months ago

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

There are some well-qualified insiders and total outsiders with little experience in tourism among the candidates for the new UNWTO Secretary-General. Whoever is nominated and elected later this year will need to work more closely with governments at the national and local level to show them why tourism matters.

8 months ago

U.S. Destinations Have Already Lost $185 Million From President Trump’s Travel Ban

U.S. Destinations Have Already Lost $185 Million From President Trump’s Travel Ban

Renee Maltezou, Reuters

Some travelers -- including those from countries not part of the Trump Administration's travel ban -- have already thought twice about a U.S. trip this year and that's costing hundreds of millions of dollars the U.S. can't afford to lose.

9 months ago

Western European Destinations Had Little to No Tourism Growth in 2016

Western European Destinations Had Little to No Tourism Growth in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Although the term arrival is somewhat ambiguous and different destinations have their own definitions for what counts as an arrival, it's clear some European destinations had a tough year convincing international travelers to visit and Western Europe bore the brunt of that.

10 months ago

International Tourist Arrivals Have Grown in 2016, But Europe Is Slow

International Tourist Arrivals Have Grown in 2016, But Europe Is Slow

Dan Peltier, Skift

International tourism remains strong this year in the face of plenty of reasons to avoid it. But regions like Western Europe, the Caribbean and South America, while seeing their arrivals grow year-over-year, are missing out on more arrivals because of a series of events including terrorism, the Zika virus and weak local economies.

1 year ago

Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on the World-Changing Power of Travel

Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on the World-Changing Power of Travel

Jason Clampet, Skift

If you want to understand what's happening right now in global tourism, the first person you should listen to is the UNWTO's Taleb Rifai.

1 year ago

International Tourism Is Growing in 2016, Despite High-Profile Challenges

International Tourism Is Growing in 2016, Despite High-Profile Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

International travel has definitely been impacted by terrorism and economic woes so far in 2016 but global tourism still grew in most regions around the world, some places significantly.

1 year ago

Airbnb Joins World Tourism Organization

Airbnb Joins World Tourism Organization

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb knows that the road to worldwide acceptance (and legalization) is a long one. Joining an organization like the UNWTO brings the company one step further along in that journey.

2 years ago