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Supporting Tourism Development in Africa Through Better Measurement

Supporting Tourism Development in Africa Through Better Measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector,(…)

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World Day of Social Justice: Social Justice for Migrant Workers is in Everyone’s Interest

World Day of Social Justice: Social Justice for Migrant Workers is in Everyone’s Interest

On this World Day of Social Justice, we are focusing on the world’s 150 million migrant workers, many of whom face exploitation, discrimination and violence and lack even the most basic protections. This is particularly true for women, who make up 44 per cent of migrant workers. Most migration today is linked, directly or indirectly,(…)

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Taxation: Eight jurisdictions Removed from EU List

Taxation: Eight jurisdictions Removed from EU List

Eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. Barbados, Grenada, the Republic of Korea, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates are moved to a separate category of jurisdictions subject to close monitoring.(…)

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Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during an event held in the context of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair of Madrid. Cielos Abiertos (Colombia), Destinos R.I. (Costa Rica), Tradewings Tours & Travel Corp. (Philippines), Turisferr Association (Spain), Civitatis (Spain), Intercruises (Spain), Vincci Hoteles (Spain)(…)

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Middle East & North Africa Tourism Consolidates Recovery

Middle East & North Africa Tourism Consolidates Recovery

International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with growths of 5% and 13%, respectively. Against this backdrop, tourism ministers, Spanish authorities and private sector gathered to discuss future tourism prospects at the Ministerial Round Table on Tourism Development in the MENA Region, during the Madrid International Tourism(…)

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Initiatives From Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia Winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism   

Initiatives From Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia Winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism  

Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.   Fourteen projects among 128 applicants from 55 countries were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.  The winning projects, divided into four(…)

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