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  • With 671,000 meetings that fit the UNWTO definition, you might be excused for reaching the conclusion that Canadians really need to get out more.

    Mitchell Beer: A Couple of Million Jobs at Stake

  • To the astonishment of some U.S. meeting professionals, it was the Canadian industry that commissioned the [first landmark study to measure the industry's economic clout] according to a new international standard introduced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

    Mitchell Beer: A Couple of Million Jobs at Stake

  • But it's mainly because the UNWTO defines a meeting as a gathering of 10 or more participants for four or more hours in a booked venue, convened to "bring together a number of people in one place" for an activity related principally to some kind of business.

    Mitchell Beer: A Couple of Million Jobs at Stake

  • But the UNWTO also excludes webinars, many virtual meetings, and a host of smaller gatherings that still produce big results.

    Mitchell Beer: A Couple of Million Jobs at Stake

  • "Looking at the Mediterranean overall, what we are seeing is that the euro-area countries are feeling the impact more than the noneuro-area countries," said John Kester, chief of market trends research at the Madrid-based UNWTO.

    Economy Batters Mediterranean Tourism Industry

  • If you look at the latest numbers from the UNWTO, the World Tourism Organization, this is what they say: "Visitor arrivals overall down 5 percent in 2009."

    CNN Transcript Nov 11, 2009

  • And that's exactly what we are doing in our approach and in our format that we have now developed in the UNWTO.

    CNN Transcript Nov 11, 2009

  • The UNWTO said in its annual report issued on Tuesday that tourist arrivals in Africa expanded by eight percent last year to 44 million, confirming "good momentum" for the continent.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): established - 2 January 1975 aim - to promote tourism as a means of contributing to economic development, international understanding, and peace members - (150) Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola,

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • The international TripIndex destination list comprises key cities from each of the 50 countries which received the largest number of international tourist arrivals in 2010 data compiled by the UNWTO - United Nations World Tourism Organisation


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