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UNWTO and WHO Agree to Further Cooperation in COVID-19 Response

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili led a high-delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Plastic Ocean Arch in Seychelles

Plastic Ocean Arch in Seychelles

A ‘Plastic Ocean Arch’ was recently erected in Victoria, Seychelles to showcase the harsh reality of ocean pollution. 

TUI joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

TUI Group Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

As part of its contribution to the global drive to reduce plastic waste, TUI aims to remove 250 million pieces of single-use plastics by the end of 2020 through concerted efforts across its hotels, cruise ships, airlines, destinations, and offices.

Didier Drogba

Soccer Star Didier Drogba Promotes Côte d’Ivoire Tourism

The former Chelsea and Galatasaray striker and now UN world tourism ambassador; Didier Drogba was part of a successful global push to promote the rising success and attractiveness of Côte d’Ivoire’s tourist economy.

Qabala, Azerbaijan

Qabala in Azerbaijan Named 2020 City of Tourism

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in coordination with the Republic of Azerbaijan and the OIC institutions, announced Qabala (Gabala) as the OIC City of Tourism 2020.

UNWTO at European Parliament

UNWTO Head Addressed the European Parliament

Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda.

Stranger Things was in Vilnius

Netflix's Stranger Things was in Vilnius

Season four of the Netflix series Stranger Things was being shot in Vilnius, Lithuania. Preparations for the production started last November and filming ended on 14 February.

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The United States Travel Trends Index for December 2019

Travel to and within the United States grew 2.4% year over year in December, marking the industry's 10th consecutive year of expansion, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

Countries heading direction 2020

What Worries the World Most in January 2020?

Worries and anxieties are part of life but what are the greatest concerns worldwide in January 2020? We start the year with 61% globally saying that things in their country are heading in the wrong direction, up four points on 12 months ago.



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