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World Tourism Organization

An organization within the United Nations that promotes tourism worldwide. It conducts activities to encourage sustainable, business friendly tourism. It was established in 1974 and is based in Madrid.
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KUWAIT, Nov 18 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah met Wednesday with Director of UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Middle East Amr Abdel Ghaffar, discussing with him means to bolster cooperation between the two sides.
The UN World Tourism Organization has declared September 27 its annual World Tourism Day to focus attention on tourism's potential to improve lives, relieve poverty, create livelihoods, drive inclusive development, and protect natural and cultural heritage.
ALKHOBAR: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has praised the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) for protecting the country's heritage.
The forum attended by UN World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Dr.
TUNIS - The UN World Tourism Organization said Monday it was "confident" in Tunisia's ability to rebound as the Bardo National Museum reopened to the public after the massacre of 21 tourists.
NNA - Tourism Minister, Michel Pheraon, said his ministry adopted the track traced by the UNESCO and the UN World Tourism Organization to ameliorate the condition of local tourism.
According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the number of international tourists visiting Greece grew by 17 percent in the first half of 2014.
1 billion spent on outbound travel in 2012, as per UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statistics.
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a new partnership agreement with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) to boost adventure tourism globally.
2 percent worldwide, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.
In 2012, the UN World Tourism Organization reported that more than one billion people traveled outside their borders -- a tremendous catalyst for global commerce and new jobs," he said.
UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai estimated in Madrid on Wednesday that the number of tourists increased globally by 4 percent during 2011.