World Tourism Organization

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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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The UN World Tourism Organization recently ranked Qatar as the 'Most Open Destination in the Middle East' and the eighth most open destination worldwide in terms of visa facilitation.
International tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) grew by 4% during the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, compared to the same period last year, below the 6% average growth of the past two years, according to the UN World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) world tourism barometer and statistical index in May.
The forum was held in cooperation of Azerbaijan government and UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO), the Council of Europe and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The UN World Tourism Organization forecasts that by 2030, international tourist arrivals would reach 1.8 billion.
Director General of Aspire Logistics Abdullah Nasser al-Naimi (right) gifted a memento to UN World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
The UN World Tourism Organization reports that more than 1.2 billion people made an international trip in 2015--and the Philippines, according to a study culled by Visa from this report, was found to be one of the countries in the Asia Pacific with the most number of international travelers in the same year.
The UN World Tourism Organization Barometer reported a 13% increase in tourist arrivals in North Africa, and a 5% increase in the Middle East.
Taleb al-Rifai, former secretary general of the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO), Princess Diana Firas, President of the Petra National Fund and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Heritage.
Research by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on the impact of visa facilitation indicates that $89 billion in tourism receipts and 2.6 million jobs would be created in the Asia-Pacific region alone with the reduction of barriers to travel.
This came as the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, on Saturday announced at the Berlin International Tourism Fair the names of the winners of the 10th Oscar Awards for Tourism Media.
The Consul General said that UN World Tourism Organization figures for global tourism for 2017 is 1.3 billion people with an annual rise of 6.7 percent.