Flanders has been confirmed as the Premier Partner at World Travel Market (WTM) in London for 2013 and 2014. This will ensure that Flanders will feature as a “guest region” at WTM for the next two years, at one of the most important tourism exhibitions in Europe.
The first three days of World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive visitor increase of 4%. Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 November saw 38,735 visitors walk through the doors of ExCeL – London to attend WTM 2012, reveals unaudited figures. This compares to 37,331 across the first three days of WTM 2011.
International tourist arrivals grew by 4% between January and August 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The resilience of international tourism in a continuing uncertain economy is further confirmed by the positive data on tourism earnings and expenditure.
Reducing visa constraints, simplifying entry processes and developing policies that improve connectivity across borders are the topics on the agenda for the world’s Tourism Ministers as they meet at the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit next month (London, United Kingdom, 6 November 2012).
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has launched a brand new 2012 mobile App, available now to download to all major smartphones. The App is perfect accessory for all World Travel Market participants before during and after the event, helping visitors and exhibitors to plan their time at WTM 2012.
Peru has created three new protected areas in the northern Amazon territory of Loreto, covering an area of nearly 600,000 ha, roughly the size of Brunei.
As international tourism nears the historic milestone of one billion tourists, UNWTO will be holding a number of activities at World Travel Market (WTM) to address some of the major issues facing tourism in a world of one billion.
The WTM Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International, has successfully predicted global travel trends for eight years running. The launch of the WTM Global Trends Report 2012, taking place on Monday November 5 at the World Travel Market, will be no exception when the next key industry trends to hit the sector will be shared with the international media.
Tourism is one of the most effective ways to preserve Africa’s national parks and protected areas while creating jobs and income for local communities. This was one of the main conclusions of the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks, organized by UNWTO and the Government of Tanzania (Arusha, Tanzania, 15-18 October 2012).
UNWTO has launched, in cooperation with representatives of leading international, regional and national hotel associations, a Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry aimed to bring the industry together to share best practices and find common positions on issues such as hotel quality, distribution or major consumer trends.
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