Articles tagged “unwto”

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism is still growing globally, but the forward outlook is a little more cautious than in previous years of unbounded optimism. Geopolitical and economic challenges aren't hard to find — and they're going to affect tourism.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

Rosie Spinks, Skifit

The policies of the Trump administration haven't exactly been friendly to inbound U.S. tourism — or to international cooperation. But for reasons not entirely clear, the administration seems keen to get back into the UN's World Tourism Organization.

5 months ago

UK Tourism Has a Europe Problem: Decline in Visitors From the Continent

UK Tourism Has a Europe Problem: Decline in Visitors From the Continent

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The UK might have seen a fall in tourists in 2018, but that has a lot to do with the extraordinary growth the year before. The longer-term trend is for steady growth as long as Brexit doesn't get in the way.

1 year ago

Global Tourism Growth Slowed in 2018 But Arrivals Still Hit 1.4 Billion

Global Tourism Growth Slowed in 2018 But Arrivals Still Hit 1.4 Billion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers are still exploring the world, but growth has cooled slightly. Will 2019 bring a further slowdown, or will the appetite for international travel keep surprising experts?

1 year ago

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southern Europe and Southeast Asia are posting the biggest tourism gains this year, according to new data. But the United States is rebounding after 2017 was dominated by fears of a "Trump slump," and that's good news for the travel industry.

1 year ago

Eastern Europe at Epicenter of Region’s Tourism Growth in 2017

Eastern Europe at Epicenter of Region’s Tourism Growth in 2017

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

We've heard that Eastern Europe is having a moment with more seasoned travelers looking for the next undiscovered gem as Western Europe crowds grow denser. These numbers only re-confirm that.

1 year ago

Some European Cities Don’t Want Tourism Caps Even as Congestion Problems Grow

Some European Cities Don’t Want Tourism Caps Even as Congestion Problems Grow

Dan Peltier and Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given how attitudes over tourism have been boiling over across Europe's hotspots in recent years, some of the findings in this report, such as residents not wanting tourism numbers to be capped, are very surprising.

1 year ago

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

Dan Peltier, Skift

Europe's 2017 tourism story is nearly the opposite of its 2016 downward twists and turns. It wasn't a perfect year and some destinations on the continent are still struggling, but it's also a sign that many Europeans are choosing to travel closer to home to stick to their budgets.

2 years ago

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 years 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 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago