Security should be one of the key priorities in the tourism industry, declared Taleb Rifai, United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary-General.

According to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer 2016, international tourist arrivals were up 4% to a record 1.2 billion in 2015. International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015.

UNWTO and China will organize the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May 2016.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Andorra organize the 9th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, on 2-4 March.

UNWTO is closely monitoring the situation and in close contact with WHO and the relevant tourism authorities.

Peru presented its successful tourist protection experience at the UNWTO High-Level Meeting on Tourism and Security, held within the framework of FITUR 2016.

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