The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the leading international governmental organization for travel and tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and is a practical source of travel related statistics. With its headquarters in Madrid, the UNWTO maintains an international staff of 90 tourism specialists. The UNWTO is an inter-governmental organization charged by the United Nations with a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
As a division ESCAP of the United Nations, the Transport, Communications, Tourism and Infrastructure Development Division (TCTIDD) handles all matters related to travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region from Turkey to the United States and every country in between. TCTIDD assists member countries in improving the development, management, operation, maintenance, and pricing of environmentally sound, efficient, and safe transport and communications facilities and services.