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World Heritage and Tourism report shows sites at risk from climate change

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Communities and tourism operators key to survival of threatened turtle species

Endangered turtles in FijiThe Mamanuca Islands located just off the West coast of Fiji is home to a variety of marine life including four of the seven species of sea turtles that exist in the world. These are the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles, the endangered Green and Loggerhead turtles and the vulnerable Olive Ridleys as listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. Continue reading

World Tourism Day Blogger Competition

Are you a passionate traveler who knows lots about tourism and it’s economic, social and environmental impact and happen to have your own blog? Then why not participate in UNWTO’s Blogger Competition on this year’s WTD theme “Tourism and Community Development”?  Continue reading

Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveller

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin. Continue reading

Role of tourism in poverty reduction and gender equality

A view of Sveti-Stefin, near Budva on the Adriatic Coast. The old houses have been modernized and converted into a hotel-village in which accommodations are now available for tourists. [July 1969] 01 July 1969 South Adriatic Region, Yugoslavia Photo # 78883Over the past decades, tourism has become a major source of growth and employment around the world and a key driver of poverty reduction. These trends are expected to accelerate during the next decade. According to the latest ILO data, published in a working paper titled International Perspectives on Women and Work in Hotels, Catering and Tourism, the HCT sector accounts for more than 260 million jobs worldwide. Continue reading

UNWTO seeks input into new study on climate change and tourism in Asia and the Pacific

UNWTO Seeks Input into New Study on Climate Change and Tourism in Asia and the PacificClimate change is an issue of growing importance for the global tourism sector. Though its impacts vary across regions and individual destinations, recent years have shown that changes in climate can create a myriad of environmental, social and economic challenges for destinations. The tourism sector´s response – the way it adapts to and mitigates these Continue reading

World Tourism Day essay, photo & twitter competitions

World Tourism Day logoOn the occasion of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations, UNWTO is organizing its first ever WTD Essay Competition, while the 2013 World Tourism Day photo & twitter competition will be launched shortly. Celebrated globally on 27 September, the day represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness of tourism’s role in water access and shine a spotlight on the sector’s contribution to Continue reading

World tourism must play full part in sustainable development

World tourism must play full part in sustainable development, says Ban

With tourism accounting for 45 per cent of the foreign income of developing countries Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the industry to play its full role in facing the three interdependent challenges of promoting sustained economic growth, ensuring social development and safeguarding the global environment.
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