The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), through the programme of Sustainable Development of Tourism, assists members to assess and mitigate risks related to tourism. Furthermore, to develop, plan and implement crisis management systems that will reduce the impact of and assist in the recovery from crises, the activities and projects are guided by the relevant provision in the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.  Read more.

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05 Feb 15
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Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum
Jointly organized by UNWTO and Casa Árabe, the public consortium headed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this annual Forum has consolidated into a key platform for the exchange of best...
10 Nov 14
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Statement from the Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
WHO does not recommend general bans on travel or trade The Travel and Transport Task Force, established in August 2014, calls for international cooperation of governments and the transport sector in...
30 Oct 14
Press Release
International tourism shows continued strength
International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2014 reached 781 million, 36 million more than in the same period of 2013. With a 5% increase,...
29 Sep 14
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Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014
World Tourism Day (WTD) was celebrated this year under the theme “Tourism & Community Development“, highlighting the community dimension as one of the key pillars of sustainable development....
15 Sep 14
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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with...