UNWTO World Tourism Barometer (English version)

Sep 12, 2017


Volume 15, Issue 4, August 2017


This issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and the accompanying Statistical Annex includes preliminary results for international tourism in the first half of 2017 based on data for international overnight visitors reported by destinations around the world. Furthermore, it presents an overview of actual air departures through August and booking trends for the last four months of 2017 based on business intelligence tool, ForwardKeys.

Research for the TRAN Committee - Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy

Aug 31, 2017


Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR Transport) at the European University Institute (EUI):
Team Leader: Matthias FINGER, EPFL and EUI Team Members: Nadia BERT, EUI; David KUPFER, EUI; Juan J. MONTERO, UNED Madrid; Marcin WOLEK, University of Gdansk
Editing: Kathryn BOUCHARD, EUI


Les Roches / Skift Report: The Future of Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Aug 21, 2017


The hospitality industry is in the midst of one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history. Everything from the consumer shift to mobile, to new industry forces like Airbnb and changing travel habits are each creating new challenges and business opportunities for hospitality entrepreneurs. Where should entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses focus their time and money? At the same time, how can established hospitality businesses seize on these changes to adapt and grow their own organizations?

Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean: State of Play and Strategic Directions

Aug 03, 2017


Although tourism is a vector for economic growth -representing 11% of the region’s GDP and 11% of jobs- it also brings with it a depletion of natural resources, an increase in pollution and a deterioration of cultural treasures, not to mention income distribution that does not always benefit local populations. The United Nations’ declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism provides an opportunity to put several projects into action.