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13 June 2018 Innovation and digitalization top of European tourism agenda
Madrid, Spain, 13 June 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future, in its 63rd European Commission meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic (11-13 June 2018).
13 June 2018 Sign up now: 1st Hackathon for Smart Destinations (23-24 June 2018)
Madrid, Spain, 13 June 2018.- On 23 and 24 June, the Spanish city of Oviedo will host the 1st Hackathon for Smart Destinations. This initiative of the World Tourism Organization, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Government of the Principality of Asturias, with the collaboration of Minube, will take place within the framework of the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations.
12 June 2018 UNWTO signs up for joint projects with World Bank
Madrid, Spain, 11 June 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed up to the Financial Management Framework Agreement between the United Nations (UN) System and the World Bank Group, which facilitates engaging in joint projects.
4 June 2018 BECAS: Resolución Becas OMT para un posgrado del Máster OMT-UOC en “Estrategia y Gestión Sostenible de los Destinos Turísticos”
25 May 2018 LAST DAYS TO REGISTER - Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management
15 May 2018 UNWTO General Assembly simulation ran by students of a UNWTO.TedQual certified programme
4 May 2018 Investment key for tourism development: UNWTO Secretary General meets First Vice President of the EBRD
Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili at the Talk Session at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, met on Friday in London with Jürgen Rigterink First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
2 May 2018 UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Group convene in Turkey to discuss new Silk Road Action Plan
26 April 2018 Joint EU-UNWTO Report Provides Better Understanding of Tourism in the European Union
Madrid, Spain, 26 April 2018 - The new report ‘European Union Tourism Trends’, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the European Commission, underscores tourism’s major social and economic benefits for 28 countries comprising the European Union (EU). EU destinations welcomed 538 million international overnight visitors in 2017, 40% of the world total. EU accommodation establishments provide over 3 billion nights a year, half of which to domestic guests (residents) and half to international guests. Tourism accounts for 6% of the EU’s overall exports, while the direct contribution of tourism to individual EU economies reaches up to 11% of the GDP.
24 April 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Akdeniz University