The prototype is based on the UNWTO’s method to foster public-private work in the development of tourism products.

The management of fraudulent online reviews and the existing mechanisms to prevent possible unfounded ratings was also discussed in a session which counted on the participation of Yelp’s Head of EU Public Policy, Kostas Rossoglou.

For the fourth consecutive year, international tourism grew faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share in world’s exports to 7 percent in 2015. The total export value from international tourism amounted to US$ 1.4 trillion.

Mexico replaces Russia to grab the 9th position on the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) list of top tourist destinations, the Tourism Secretariat said.

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the tragic earthquake that struck Ecuador’s central coast on 16 April. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, to the people and the government of Ecuador in this moment of distress.

Cuba is all set to host the 60th World Tourism Organization Commission for the Americas in Havana. The Tourism meet will be held on May 3 and 4 in the Habana Libre hotel.

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