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IFTTA Law Review 3-2014 online

The IFTTA Law Review 3-2014 is now available online. It contains the second part of IFTTA's Submission to the UNWTO on the Draft Convention on the Protection of Tourists and Tourism Service Providers and an article by Andras Salamon on "New Interpretation of the Travel Contract in the current Civil Code of Hungary" . The journal can be downloaded from the members area.

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IFTTA Law Review 2-2014 available online

The IFTTA Law Review 2-2014 is now available online. It contains an article by Maria Goretti Sanches Lima on The Brazilian World Cup Statute and Part 1 of IFTTA's Submission to the UNWTO on the Draft Convention on the Protection of Tourists and Tourism Service Providers. The journal can be downloaded from the members area.

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UNWTO: International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 and are expected to continue to grow in 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Emerging economies (+4.1%) regained the lead over advanced economies (+3.6%), with Asia and the Pacific showing the strongest results. Growth is expected to continue in 2013 only slightly below the 2012 level (+3% to +4%) and in line with UNWTO long term forecast.

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UNWTO: European tourism grows above expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first eight months of 2011 to a total of 671 million (29 million more than in the same period of 2010).

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UNWTO: Mexico chosen for Executive Council

During the 19th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mexico was unanimously selected for a seat on the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization. As a member of the Executive Council, Mexico will help lead the more than 150 member nations in creating policies that promote investment, employment, and foreign exchange.

Source: Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico

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UNWTO reports healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011 totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in 2010.

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UNWTO: international tourist arrivals up 4.5 percent in the first four months of 2011

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals grew by 4.5 percent in the first four months of 2011, despite new challenges to the travel market. Growth was positive in all regions except the Middle East.

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European Air Passenger Departure taxes detrimental to Kenya tourism?

Kenya wants the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to intervene and help end travel conditions by western states that act as barriers to growth of the tourism industry in developing countries. Kenya's Tourism Minister said the Air Passenger Departure tax introduced by European countries such as the UK, Austria and Germany discouraged tourists from coming to Kenya and other East African countries.He said his government is committed to encourage tourists into the country and reducing visa tax by 50 per cent from 50 USD to 25 USD.

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UNWTO: tourism a vehicle for gender equality

According to a new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/UN Women report launched at the ITB tourism fair in Berlin, women make up an important percentage of the tourism workforce, but more work must be done to close the wealth and skills gap between men and women employed in tourism. Women are almost twice as likely to be employers in tourism as compared to others sectors.

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UNWTO: strong recovery for international tourism in 2010

International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the Advance Release of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals were up by almost 7% to 935 million, following the 4% decline in 2009 – the year hardest hit by the global economic crisis. The vast majority of destinations worldwide posted positive figures, sufficient to offset recent losses or bring them close to this target.

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