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…

UNWTO Names its Best Tourism Villages 2023

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced its list of Best Tourism Villages 2023. The accolade recognizes villages that are leading the way in nurturing rural areas and preserving landscapes, cultural diversity, local values, and culinary traditions. In this third edition 54 villages from all regions were selected from almost 260 applications. A further 20…

Unveiling the Secrets to Fund Your Green Dreams: Masterclass on Sustainable Infrastructure Funding

Buckle up for an exciting adventure! The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO Network recently played host to a Masterclass – ‘Funding for Sustainable Infrastructure’. 🌍🌞 Titled ‘Find it! Design it! Pitch for it!’, this masterclass had two star speakers: Paras Loomba, Founder of Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), dropped knowledge bombs during the English session, while…

Exploring the Untapped Potential of Rural Tourism: Insights from the UNWTO Webinar

In a groundbreaking webinar, the spotlight was cast on the inaugural report titled ‘Tourism and Rural Development: A Policy Perspective – Results of the UNWTO Survey on Tourism for Rural Development to Member States’. This session offered a one-of-a-kind global perspective, featuring distinguished speakers who represented the captivating landscapes of Indonesia and the picturesque charm…

Celebrating Rural Renaissance: UNWTO’s First Survey unveils secrets to rural tourism success

Let’s dive into some of the highlights and key takeaways from the recent webinar on “Tourism in Rural Areas: Key Successful Strategies by their Main Players”. The webinar covered a wide range of topics related to rural tourism and its potential for driving sustainable development. UNWTO’s First Tourism for Rural Development Survey The webinar discussed…

Unlocking Power of Social Media for Rural Tourism: Masterclass Reveals Top Tips and Tricks!

📢 #BestTourismVillages by UNWTO Network has taken rural tourism to the next level with its recent Masterclass, ‘Go Rural on Social Media! Tips and Tricks.’ 🌄📱 This masterclass was all about equipping our charming Best Tourism Villages with the superpowers of social media! 🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️ In two dynamic sessions, one in English and the other in…