The management of tourism flows in cities to the benefit of visitors and residents alike is a fundamental issue for the tourism sector. It is critical to understand residents' attitude towards tourism to ensure the development of successful sustainable tourism strategies. This report analyzes the perception of residents towards tourism in eight European cities - Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Munich, Salzburg and Tallinn - and proposes 11 strategies and 68 measures to help understand and manage visitor's growth in urban destinations. The implementation of the policy recommendations proposed in this report can advance inclusive and sustainable urban tourism that can contrib...
This publication contains the key proceedings and technical report of the Second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism, held in Davos, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007. The Davos Declaration and the summary of the conference debates demonstrate a clear commitment of the tourism sector to address climate change issues, and provide concrete recommendations for actions. The extensive technical report included in this publication was commissioned to an international team of experts by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about current...
These guidelines from the China Tourism Academy and UNWTO offer valuable insights into the factors motivating Chinese tourists to travel. It also presents a valuable toolkit to guide destination managers and decision makers on the best way to tap into this lucrative and productive market.
This book looks at a variety of topics from a UNWTO prospective: tourism statistics, the flow of tourists by country, the protection and safeguarding of tourism 2019; natural assets, tourism’s impact on world trade, tourists’ interactions, and tourism’s promotion across countries. A definitive book on all aspects of travel and tourism.
This report highlights the relationship between tourism and culture and the interdependency of the two sectors. The report, based on a UNWTO survey, affirms that cultural tourism plays a major role in global tourism. It also reveals that the sector transformed lifestyles, created new culture forms and enhanced innovation in technology.
Policy and Practice for Global Tourism is a guide to the major themes in world tourism today. Through 11 chapters, it presents an overview of topics ranging from sustainable tourism to social networks or emerging markets to creating a successful destination brand. Examples of UNWTO's work in key areas are highlighted throughout the publication, and these are complimented by case studies and opinions from business leaders, destinations management organisations, academics and NGOs. Policy and Practice for Global Tourism is aimed at decision makers working in the public and private sectors alike, as well as those who are simply interested in learning more about this fast-moving and dynamic sector of the global economy.
Adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission, these recommendations assist governments and businesses involved in tourism in preparing appropriate policies and programmes. The recommendations help to establish clear standards for measuring tourism. Includes the Standard International Classification of Tourism Activities (SICTA).
This joint publication from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organization sets out guidance on effective measures to promote sustainable tourism development. Although it is acknowledged that there is not a 'one size fits all', the report highlights the need for co-operation by all key stakeholders within and outside government. Therefore, although the guidance is designed primarily for governments, it is also relevant to public authorities, non-governmental organisations, tourism businesses and trade associations.
Pressure on national and local governments to rapidly develop their tourism potential to meet demand and produce benefits, makes it more essential than ever to plan carefully and consider the human and environmental impacts of tourism development. That is why, as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, I am pleased to see the serious analysis of the problems and prospects of the tourism sector as presented in this third edition. -- Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization Now in its third edition, Global Tourism draws on the insight of thirty-nine contributors to chronicle and foresee the effects of tourism on contemporary society. Contributors provide...
One of UNWTO's top sellers!!! This publication represents a major contribution to developing professionalism in the field of destination management. It is intended as a practical guide, showing how concepts of destination management may be translated into practice. Besides it will be of considerable interest to academics as we acknowledge the work of other experts and academic leaders who have contributed to the field of destination management. As the main purpose of Destination Management Organisations is to attract people to visit in the first place, this practical guide will explain through models, guidelines and snapshot case studies how to create a suitable environment and quality delivery on the ground and how to ensure that visitors' expectations are met at the destination.