UNWTO Launches new Tool to Promote Collaboration Among World’s Best Tourism Villages

UNWTO has launched the world’s biggest digital hub for communities focused on rural tourism. The ‘TourismConnectsRural’ platform will boost collaboration across the Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO Network, connecting around 200 rural destinations in every global region. Empowering Village Connections TourismConnectsRural is designed to facilitate internal communication, allowing villages to exchange experiences and insights, and…

Revitalizing Rural Visions: Workshop Inspires Youth-Led Ideas for Sustainable Tourism

The UNWTO’s Tourism for Rural Development Programme recently organized a workshop, titled “Reimagine Rural,” at the UN Youth Cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Held at the UNWTO premises, the event brought together over 70 young minds to explore innovative ways of advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through tourism in a Saudi-inspired countryside. During the…

Spanish webinar explores tourism’s role in rural development

In a concerted effort to disseminate crucial insights, the Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Department (TMIC) recently organized a Spanish-language webinar to present the findings of the Member States Survey Results report. This illuminating session, with representatives from Peru and Ecuador, marked a continuation of the dialogue initiated earlier in an English-language webinar conducted in…

Dashour

DashourEGYPTDashourEgyptDashourEGYPT DASHOUR EGYPT 2023 Contact Dahshour, Giza, Egypt Dashour village presents a traditional lifestyle where the livelihoods are based on crops and livestock farming. The rich natural and cultural heritage has remained largely hidden; however, the village has many key features which are attracting more and more tourists.   Dashour has lush rural landscapes, seasonal marshland…

Mosan

Mosan REPUBLIC OF KOREAMosan REPUBLIC OF KOREAMosan REPUBLIC OF KOREA MOSAN REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2023 Contact Mosan, Dogok-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea The old village of Mosan, with its history and culture is striving to build a sustainable community. The village’s cultural resources have helped to transform the village into a tourist destination.   Mosan village…

Dongbaek

Dongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREADongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREADongbaek REPUBLIC OF KOREA DONGBAEK REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2023 Contact Dongbaek, South of Jeju island, South Korea The Dongbaek Town Preservation and Research Council is incorporated to play an essential part in village businesses. It is not a farming association, but a non-profit that returns all profits to the…

Biei

BieiJAPANBieiJAPANBieiJAPAN BIEI JAPAN 2023 Contact Biei, Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan   biei-hokkaido Nestled in the heart of Hokkaido, Japan, the charming village of Biei remains a well-kept secret, celebrated for its enchanting landscapes that beckon to photography enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. As a proud member of the Union of the Most Beautiful Villages in…

Barrancas

BarrancasCHILEBarrancasCHILEBarrancasCHILE Barrancas CHILE 2023 Contact Barrancas, Pichilemu, Cardenal Caro, Chilepichilemu.cl/  Nestled in the heart of Chile’s O’Higgins Region, Barrancas beckons adventurers to embark on an enchanting journey into its vibrant cultural heritage. This picturesque locale is renowned for its ancient salt flats, where sea salt is meticulously harvested using age-old techniques dating back to pre-Hispanic…

Caleta Tortel

Caleta TortelCHILECaleta TortelCHILECaleta TortelCHILE Caleta Tortel CHILE 2023 Contact Caleta Tortel, Capitán Prat, Chiletortel.cl/informacion-turistica/  Nestled within Chile’s XI region, sandwiched between the Northern and Southern Ice Fields, lies Caleta Tortel—a historic timber port that proudly upholds its cherished traditions. It stands out with its charming boardwalks and quaint structures predominantly constructed from Guaitecas Cypress wood.…