Posts Tagged ‘ UNWTO ’

Best tourism villages

Jun 20th, 2021 | By

Last month the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced that it wanted to recognise the uniqueness of each village

Protecting tourists

Nov 16th, 2020 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Many of us will have made countless telephone calls, queued at airports and generally made nuisances of ourselves in an attempt to get a seat on a flight home.

The tourism outlook in 2019

Jan 22nd, 2019 | By

It does look that whatever happens in the UK, the choices you and I make on where or if to holiday is going to have an international effect.

Saturday snippets: 3rd November 2018

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The largest statue in the world, removing travel restrictions on Virgin Trains on Friday afternoons, changing Turkish visa restrictions and a new fare structure at Thomas Cook are just some of the stories that Adrian looks at this week.

The lure of city breaks

Oct 31st, 2018 | By

No longer could destinations just attract tourists. They now needed to “manage” where tourists went in cities so that locals could exist in harmony with visitors.

If its not 7%, you are falling behind

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Tower of London

It just goes to show that travellers should not take these figures at face value or necessarily be influenced on whether to travel to them or not.

The growth and growth of tourism

Jun 27th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

The UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts outlook for the May-August period is one the most optimistic in a decade.

Is your holiday destination growing at 6%?

Oct 15th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Tourism figures for the first 6 months of 2017 grew by 6% compared to the same period last year.

Saturday snippets: August 12th 2017

Aug 12th, 2017 | By
PortAventura aquatic park

The wet weather has caused a last minute rush for holidays abroad and we say goodbye to Klaus Lohmann as he returns to Germany and Dennis Cleveland-Peck who sadly died recently.

Let’s go to Mexico

Oct 27th, 2011 | By

You’ve heard of the G20? Well there is also a T20, a group of twenty tourism ministers and yesterday they met in Paris to discuss you and me. Or eighteen of them did including our minister, John Penrose.

Exotic Macclesfield

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

No I am not taking the Michael, but how many people would link the exotic allure of Samarkand and Macclesfield? Yet there is a strong link between the two which has been reinforced by the admission of the town into the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Silk Road Programme. For all of you outside the north west who don’t know, Macclesfield was the centre of the silk industry in the UK (even the local football team is known as the silkmen) and is home to the Silk Heritage Foundation. With 4 museums and linked shops, this heritage is important to the growth of the town. Just as it was to Samarkand, today in modern day Uzbekistan.

Tourism and Chocolate

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

om the headlines in the media you would think that we are all going to holiday and travel more this year. That’s not quite the truth because this headline applies to the world as a whole. Some parts of the world will holiday more, some won’t and some will stay the same. But you can’t get a catchy headline out of “Certain countries in the world will attract more tourist in 2010 proving a new pandemic, war, or disaster doesn’t happen.” You might just as well add “or if there is an X in the month.”
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