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Managing Metropolitan Tourism - An Asian Perspective
Recent decades have seen a fast growth of metropolitan areas in Asia and corresponding tourism development. This study is a conclusion of three consecutive conferences on Metropolitan Tourism organized by UNWTO in Shanghai, Busan and Kobe. Various issues concerning the planning and management of...
Tourism & the MDGs
UNWTO is working with UN sister agencies, governments, the private sector and civil society to catalyse action and advance the tourism sector’s contribution to the achievement of the MDGs. Research shows that many companies in tourism are contributing to the achievement of the MDGs by integrating...
Tourism and Migration – Exploring the Relationship between Two Global Phenomena
The UNWTO Study on Tourism and Migration, published in 2009, explores the linkages between migration and tourism in order to assess the impact of migratory flows on tourism, and to investigate the opportunities resulting from the relationship between these two global phenomena. Case studies from...
Travel and Tourism under Pandemic Conditions: Review and Preparation Exercise Nassau, The Bahamas 16-17 September 2009
The purpose of this exercise for the Americas, which took place only three weeks after the regional exercise for Africa, Europe and the Middle East, was to reassess, re-envision and reinvigorate the sectors response to the challenges presented by the pandemic (H1N1) 2009. The discussions during...
Travel and Tourism under Pandemic Conditions: Review and Preparation Exercise UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid, Spain 26-27 August 2009
The recommendations and conclusions reached during this review and preparation exercise on travel and tourism under pandemic conditions held in Madrid on the 26 and 27 of August 2009 are important for the tourism sector as well as for other social and economic activities depending on travel and...
Third International Avian and Human Influenza Simulation Exercise Bangkok, Thailand 19-20 September 2008
(FOR MEMBER STATES ONLY) The result of this third international exercise substantiated the findings of the previous exercises held in Paris and Jakarta that fast and sincere reporting is one of the most crucial aspects of an AHI pandemic. It stressed the importance of the fact that the public...
The Indian Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
India is one of the fastest-growing outbound travel markets in the world. International tourism departures from India have grown from 3.7 million in 1997 to 9.8 million in 2007 and international tourism expenditures have increased from US1.3 billion in 1997 to US 8.2 billion in 2008.With more than...
Communications and Incentives: The Importance of Fast and Sincere Reporting
This publication addresses the high importance fast and sincere reporting plays for a global problem such as Avian and Human Influenza (AHI). The issue was identified during the first international simulation exercise in Paris in March 2007 as an area of concern for the travel and tourism industry...
"UNWTO Development Assistance - 2008 Edition" 2008
The Chinese Outbound Travel Market with Special Insight into the Image of Europe as a Destination
China is one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world. Thanks to rising disposable incomes and relaxations of restrictions on foreign travel, outbound trips grew by an annual average of 22% since 2000 – reaching almost 35 million in 2006. China ranks 5th worldwide in terms of...