News

21 July 2014 International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5%, the same rate as during the full year 2013. Prospects for the current peak tourism season remain very positive with over 460 million tourists expected to travel abroad in the May-August 2014 period.
16 July 2014 17 countries commit their support for Silk Road tourism growth at 4th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia
3 July 2014 New UNWTO Silk Road Action Plan 2014/2015 now available
24 June 2014 First Silk Road Heritage Corridor inscribed on World Heritage List
23 June 2014 World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating tourism and community development
‘Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). The theme underscores the potential of tourism to promote opportunities for communities around the world, as well as the role that community engagement has in advancing sustainable tourism development. The official celebrations will be hosted by Mexico in the city of Guadalajara (27 September 2014).
28 March 2014 Special Social Media Report on the Silk Road launched by Travel Perspective for WTM
7 March 2014 Silk Road Ministers deepen commitment to visa facilitation
On the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, the 4th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers' Meeting convened to discuss visa facilitation as a means to further advance tourism development along the ancient trade route. At the meeting, UNWTO presented its Tourism Visa Openness Report for the Silk Road Countries, mapping out progresses made and challenges yet to be addressed in the region. (ITB Berlin, Germany, 5 March 2014).
6 March 2014 UNWTO/UNESCO workshop devises a tourism roadmap for Silk Road Heritage Corridors
6 March 2014 Рабочее совещание ЮНЕСКО/ЮНВТО по коридорам наследия Шелкового пути отмечает, что облегчение путешествий является самой приоритетной задачей
5 March 2014 UNWTO/ EHL Altai Krai Hospitality Management Strategy