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23 January 2019 UNWTO.TedQual reaches 220 certified tourism educational programmes worldwide
12 November 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Modul University Dubai
5 November 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - Mahidol University International College
4 October 2018 Tourism Enters the Global Innovation Agenda
The 20 semi-finalists of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, being held in partnership with Globalia, presented their projects. Selected from among 3000 projects from 132 countries, the semi-finalists participated in the official celebration of World Tourism Day (27 September, Budapest, Hungary). The collaboration between the UNWTO and Globalia continues with regional competitions, beginning in the Middle East in the framework of the next UNWTO Executive Council (Bahrain, 31 October 2018). ​Madrid, Spain, 4 October 2018 - The first edition of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, is a pioneering initiative that has identified emerging companies at the forefront of the transformation of the tourism sector and the promotion of innovation ecosystems through tourism. The 20 semi-finalists, from 12 countries, pitched their projects in the framework of the recent official celebration of World Tourism Day in the presence of public and private sector leaders of the global tourism sector, as well as investors. The finalist projects will be presented at the next edition of the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (Fitur), in January 2019.
2 October 2018 UNWTO.QUEST Presentation at FIT Latin America 2018
19 September 2018 REGISTER NOW! UNWTO Regional Course in Mexico
18 September 2018 UNWTO Training Progamme in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Tour Guiding from 22 September to 28 October
23 July 2018 UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 23 July 2018 - Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
26 June 2018 World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups
  World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups    This pioneering initiative for the tourism sector reaches out to 164 countries to find startups aiming to transform tourism. Whether tech-based or non-technological, early-stage or more mature, any startup with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing the way we travel and enjoy tourism is welcome to participate. The tourism sector took a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector. In order to find the best projects, the call for competitors will be launched in 164 countries.
12 May 2017 105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tourism sector and on the three priorities of the Organization - safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector and sustainability.