The overall objective of the Risk and Crisis Management Programme is to assist members to assess and mitigate risks related to tourism. Furthermore, to develop, plan and implement crisis systems that will reduce the impact of and assist in the recovery from crises. The programme and projects are guided by the relevant provision in the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.  Read more.

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10 Nov 14
Press Release
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
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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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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...
18 Aug 14
Press Release
Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak
On 8 August 2014, WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005...