News

13 August 2014 Acclaimed TV host Holly Morris to headline Silk Road Seminar at JATA Tourism Expo 2014
30 July 2014 Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) launches its new tourism brand “Imagine your Korea”
29 July 2014 UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Mongolia
Easing visa restrictions to stimulate travel is one of UNWTO’s recommendations to promote the growth of the tourism sector and its positive impact on the economy. The Government of Mongolia is one of the most recent examples of countries advancing travel facilitation by removing visa requirements for citizens of 42 countries. 
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