Our Focus

Our Focus

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Competitiveness

Competitiveness

The Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Department works to provide knowledge and strategic guidance to support tourism destinations and the sector at large become more competitive and improve destination management through efficient policies and governance

Competitiveness

INNOVATION, INVESTMENT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

INNOVATION, INVESTMENT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Harnessing innovation and digital advances provides tourism with opportunities to improve inclusiveness, local community empowerment and efficient resource management, amongst other objectives within the wider sustainable development agenda

INNOVATION, INVESTMENT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

ETHICS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

ETHICS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility Department of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, is tasked with the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

ETHICS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

The UNWTO Technical Cooperation and Services dedicates itself to meet the specific needs of the Member States and to support them in their efforts to develop and promote the tourism industry as an engine for socio-economic growth and poverty alleviation through the creation of employment.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

STATISTICS

STATISTICS

Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation

STATISTICS

UNWTO ACADEMY

UNWTO ACADEMY

Tourism at international level is expected to grow in the coming years. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. The opportunity is to invest and create quality job opportunities in the tourism sector. The challenge is that, in order to support the expected growth and to achieve tourism sector competitiveness and sustainability, UNWTO Member States need the right tourism human capital base that meets current and future market demands and, ultimately, enhances competitiveness and sustainability of tourism destinations.

UNWTO ACADEMY