Articles tagged “unwto”

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Global Travel Organizations Form New Coalition to Encourage Unified Voice on Issues

Global Travel Organizations Form New Coalition to Encourage Unified Voice on Issues

Dan Peltier, Skift

Convincing companies to spend on expensive technology and solutions for sustainable tourism practices is a tough sell. Let's see if the coalition can make some progress and at least forge some new committed partnerships.

4 years ago

Wildlife Safaris at Risk From Africa’s Growing Poaching Problem

Wildlife Safaris at Risk From Africa’s Growing Poaching Problem

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The tourism industry can become a powerful force if it works together to combat the risks that poaching poses to what will likely be an vital channel towards sustainable economic growth.

5 years ago

International Tourist Arrivals Reach Record 1.13 Billion in 2014

International Tourist Arrivals Reach Record 1.13 Billion in 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

A strengthening global economy combined with explosive outbound growth from several developing markets have led to several years of tourism growth that shows little sign of slowing down.

5 years ago

Here Are the Most Innovative Tourism Organizations of 2014

Here Are the Most Innovative Tourism Organizations of 2014

Rafat Ali, Skift

This flagship UNWTO award is a good barometer for the innovation happening in the tourism sector, and we especially like the category on research and tech.

5 years ago

International Tourism Growth Beats Estimates for First 10 Months of 2014

International Tourism Growth Beats Estimates for First 10 Months of 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Despite a plane disappearance, natural disasters, and geopolitical flare-ups, global tourism continued to thrive, a sign of the increased attention and investment that countries are putting into tourism as a sustainable economic driver.

5 years ago

Tourism Employment Numbers Plagued by Seasonality and High Turnover Rates

Tourism Employment Numbers Plagued by Seasonality and High Turnover Rates

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It might be impossible to ever nail down exact employment data, but learning about the industry's challenges is an important step towards improving problems that lead to high turnover and stunt development.

5 years ago

UNWTO World Tourism Day Tackles Social Impact of Tourism

UNWTO World Tourism Day Tackles Social Impact of Tourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

World Tourism Day attempts to spark a conversation about the real-world impact tourism has on communities and the environment without doing enough to follow through and translate that conversation into change.

5 years ago

International Tourism on Track for Another Record-Breaking Year

International Tourism on Track for Another Record-Breaking Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

International tourism continues to climb on par with previous expectations; however, slowed growth in outbound travel from emerging markets is a pernicious trend to keep track of.

5 years ago

What We Already Know About Global Traveler Habits in 2014

What We Already Know About Global Traveler Habits in 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Leisure travel drives demand during the northern hemisphere's summer months, marking the most profitable time of the year for many destinations who see visitors numbers drop when corporate demand picks up in the fall.

5 years ago

Shopping Shifts From Trip Accessory to Leading Travel Motivator

Shopping Shifts From Trip Accessory to Leading Travel Motivator

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As the number of international travelers interested in retail grows, the destinations that benefit the most will cater to their wants with global luxury brands, local goods and language-specific help.

5 years ago

Countries Where Tourist Visits Outpace the Local Population

Countries Where Tourist Visits Outpace the Local Population

Tom Metcalf, Daily Telegraph

Vatican City out-punches its weight regarding its tiny population when measured against tourism arrivals, and Pope Francis' popularity doesn't hurt either.

5 years ago

European Tourism Growth Back on the Rise But Political Unrest Burdens Other Regions

European Tourism Growth Back on the Rise But Political Unrest Burdens Other Regions

Maria Sheahan and Victoria Bryan, Reuters

The seesaw of tourism growth is never ending, but a sound reminder that regions embroiled in even the worst of downturns will eventually rise again.

6 years ago