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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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IFTTA Law Review 2-2011 online

The second edition of our new "IFTTA Law Review" is now available in the members area of the website. It contains the following articles:

  • Message of the Co-Presidents - Harry Manuel, Michael Wukoschitz
  • Policy and Technical Issues regarding including of Dynamic Packages in the Package Travel Directive - Marc McDonald
  • Case: U.S. Department of Transportation, Consent Order of 17.6.2011 - Deutsche Lufthansa, Docket 2011-0003

Enjoy reading!

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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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IFTTA Law Review 1-2011 now online

The first issue of our new journal, the IFTTA Law Review 1-2011, is now available for download in pdf. Please note that pursuant to our agreement with the Sellier publishing company, the access is limited to paid IFTTA members. To visit the page, login is required. The IFTTA Law Review is also available in print as a supplement to the German journal "ReiseRecht aktuell". 

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1st edition of the new "IFTTA Law Review"

The 1st edition of our new "IFTTA Law Review" is now available in print as a supplement to "Reiserecht aktuell". The online version is expected to be available shortly. The issue contains an article by Klaus Tonner on the new Package Travel Directive, the IFTTA paper on the revision of the PTD and a Canadian aviation case dealing with the Warsaw Convention.

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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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WEF Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 ranks Switzerland No 1

The World Economic Forum has for the past five years engaged key industry and thought leaders through its Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industry Partnership Programme to carry out an in-depth analysis of the Travel & Tourism competitiveness of economies around the world. The aim is to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue to ensure the development of strong and sustainable national Travel & Tourism industries capable of contributing effectively to international economic development.

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IATA publishes 2010 Aviation Safety Performance report - lowest accident rate in history

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the aviation safety performance for 2010 showing that the year’s accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft as the lowest in aviation history.  The 2010 global accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jet aircraft) was 0.61. That is equal to one accident for every 1.6 million flights. This is a significant improvement of the 0.71 rate recorded in 2009 (one accident for 1.4 million flights).

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IFTTA news and events on Twitter now!

You can now follow IFTTA on Twitter. Sign up for Twitter to follow IFTTA and get the latest updates on travel and tourism news and IFTTA events.

You can find Twitter here.  

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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.