The emissions debate – UNWTO calls for enhanced cooperation between the transport and tourism sectors to effectively transform tourism for climate action

As The Blue Swan Daily reported earlier this week, the anti-flying movement has gained greater momentum in the past year. This comes almost as a…..

Tourism is leading other global sectors in advancing gender equality, offering women more opportunities for leadership roles

A new study has revealed that tourism offers women more opportunities for leadership roles, has a larger female workforce and a smaller gender wage-gap. The…..

As UNTWO looks for better sustainable regulation of short term non-hotel accommodation – Airbnb enters the hotel market and hotel operators enter Airbnb’s market

It is always easy to tell that ‘disruption’ has turned into normality when organisations start to legislate for it. The travel and transport industries are…..

Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business…..

Big is beautiful in tourism terms, but will that attractiveness last? – top 10 tourism earners account for almost half of total tourism receipts, while top 10 destinations receive 40% of worldwide arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew +5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to…..

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Exports from international tourism hit USD1.7 trillion in 2018, but who were the biggest spenders?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into…..

Exports from international tourism hit USD1.7 trillion in 2018 driven by ‘solid demand’ and ‘robust economic environment’

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from…..

UNWTO’s latest Tourism Barometer shows confidence in global tourism performance is starting to pick up again after slowing in late 2018

The latest issue of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer has highlighted that international tourism levels are continuing to grow into 2019, albeit…..

International tourist arrivals this decade are growing even faster than first predicted

We are bombarded with statistics about the growth of travel and tourism. Despite many global economic tremors – whether natural disasters, political policy, terrorism or…..

The power of travel and tourism – how inclusive tourism can help to bridge the gap between social divides worldwide

Tourism by its very nature an activity that promotes inclusion. More than 1.3 international arrivals were registered in 2017, meeting other people from other cultures…..

International tourism continues its growth momentum and Europe remains a key global ingredient

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew +6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year…..