Coronavirus: We are in an unprecedented situation as the ‘best estimates’ for COVID-19 have been ‘overtaken by the changing reality’

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) secretary general Zurab Pololikashvil describes the COVID-19 pandemic is an “unprecedented public health emergency” and what has already become an…..

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy; has UNWTO been too conservative with its industry forecast?

More than 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally in 2019, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to the latest United Nations…..

International visitor arrivals continue to rise, but spending is more important to cities than it is to countries

International tourist arrivals grew by a further +4% across the first nine months of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates……

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…..