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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01 Feb 16
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Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus
Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there...
18 Jan 16
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International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
24 Sep 15
Press Release
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the billion opportunities brought about by the tourism sector
In this regard, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon states in his message on the occasion of World Tourism Day “let us work together to maximize the immense potential of tourism to drive inclusive...
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
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
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,...