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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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...
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...
29 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Mongolia
Facilitation of tourist travel is closely interlinked with tourism development and can contribute in a decisive manner to tourism’s beneficial effects, including economic growth and job creation....
28 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO saddened by the crash of Air Algerie flight
"It was with great sorrow that we learned about this tragic crash and we express our sincerest solidarity with the passengers’ families and friends at this difficult time”, said UNWTO Secretary-...