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23 September 2011 UNWTO and partners to promote accessible tourism for all
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at developing ever more accessible tourism for persons with disabilities (Madrid, Spain, 16 September).
19 September 2011 Leading businesses commit to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
Fourteen of Spain’s most prominent tourism businesses have signed their commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, which was officially closed by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias (Madrid, Spain, 15-16, September).
15 September 2011 Congress on Ethics and Tourism opens with calls to place ethics at the core of tourism development
Ten years since the adoption of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism by the United Nations General Assembly, the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism has opened with calls to intensify efforts to place ethics at the core of tourism development (Madrid, Spain, 15-16, September).
7 September 2011 High-profile speakers confirmed for Congress on Ethics and Tourism
The United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Jorge Sampaio, the Vice President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, and the Ministers of Tourism of Ecuador, Italy, South Africa and Tanzania are among the speakers of the First International Congress on Ethics and Tourism (Madrid, Spain, 15-16 September). The Congress will be officially closed by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias.
11 August 2011 Egypt to host official World Tourism Day celebrations
The Egyptian city of Aswan will host the official 2011 World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations, which will include a High-Level Think Tank on this year’s theme, ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’ (27 September 2011).
10 August 2011 United Nations Secretary-General highlights tourism’s contribution to global solidarity ahead of World Tourism Day 2011
27 July 2011 UNWTO joins UN agencies to reaffirm support for young people
7 July 2011 UNWTO and Spain announce major conference on ethics and tourism
UNWTO and Spain have come together to organize the First International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to address some of the most pressing ethical issues currently facing the tourism sector (15-16 September, Madrid, Spain).
30 June 2011 International tourism maintains momentum despite challenges
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first four months of 2011, despite new challenges emerging since the beginning of the year. According to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, growth was positive in all regions with the exception of the Middle East. Some subregions achieved double-digit growth: South America (+17%), South Asia (+14%) and South-East Asia (+10%).
20 June 2011 Tourism – Linking Cultures: UNWTO launches World Tourism Day 2011
World Tourism Day 2011 will be celebrated under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures, an opportunity to highlight tourism’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global understanding through travel (27 September 2011).