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The first United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) regional office was officially opened today in Riyadh by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili and the Saudi Minister for Tourism, H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb at an event attended by regional tourism ministers and industry leaders.

H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, minister of tourism, Saudi Arabia, on September 16 announced that the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been approved by UNWTO executive council members.

Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) who recently met for the 63rd time.

COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing that 100 percent of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 percent have completely closed their borders to international tourism.

International tourist arrivals grew four percent from January to June (H1) of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly.

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1,7 trillion in 2018, a four percent increase in real terms over 2017, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory which is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing interest in gastronomic tourism. The joint initiative was presented at the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastian, Spain.

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held May 02 -03 in Donostia-San Sebastián, organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC).

International tourist arrivals grew six percent in 2018, totalling 1,4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.