The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role on tourism in sustainable development. The three resolutions, on the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, on the promotion of ecotourism and on the importance of sustainable tourism for Small Island Developing States stress the significance of the sector to the development agenda in terms of sustainability, employment and poverty elimination. The resolutions further welcomed the efforts and work of UNWTO in promoting sustainable tourism for poverty eradication.
Mandala Research has announced the initial results of a significant international visitors study underwritten by Macy's, Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council and conducted in partnership with the US Department of Commerce/Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (DOC).
As millions of people prepare to fly around the world for the holiday season, Germany's Travel & Tourism industry could lose out to rival destinations, according to the organisation representing the world's leading private-sector Travel & Tourism businesses.