UNWTO has been always a perfect source for all tourism students, experts and academic leaders of tourism management. I have been studying on tourism for 9 years and UNWTO (earlier known as (AKA) WTO) has been my first door to knock when I need the facts and figures concerning tourism industry.
So unwto has released Tourism Highlights 2010 and it is greater than the others. They have changed the reporting design and that is a good call I guess. It is now more clear to digest the report. But I wish that it should have cover more pages. 12 pages is not enough to abstract the whole year.
Here is the UNWTO explanation of Tourism Highlights 2010;
UNWTO has changed the reporting style and the new one is so much better...
Also some new tourism students might need to know what UNWTO is and how it serves. So here is so brief information about UNWTO
Quoted From UNWTO
The first impression on the report is that due to the financial crisis, international tourist arrivals declined by 4.2% in 2009 to 880 million. I qutoted the below abstract of Europe resurlts in 2009 from the report;
Quoted From UNWTO
UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2010 can be downloaded as PDF. There are two versions of the pdf file as it appears every year. One is Low resolution (759Kb) and the other is High resolution (3Mb). Here are the direct links;
- High resolution (3Mb) : http://www.unwto.org/facts/eng/pdf/highlights/UNWTO_Highlights10_en_HR.pdf
- Low resolution (759Kb) : http://www.unwto.org/facts/eng/pdf/highlights/UNWTO_Highlights10_en_LR.pdf
Enjoy the figures
[UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2009 Edition Has Been Released on the 27th of September, 2009 !]
UNWTO (earlier known as WTO) annually publishes UNWTO Tourism Highlights and the latest edition has been realised on the 27th pf September which is the World Tourism Day.
Maybe some of you wonder what is UNWTO Tourism Highlights is and for those who wonder, here are a brief description and aims of UNWTO Tourism Highlights from UNWTO's official perspective;
Quoted from UNWTO Tourism Barometer September 2009 - Interim Update
UNWTO Tourism Highlights - 2009 has been published in 3 other languages as English, Spanish and French.
Also you do not need to pay for this useful resource ! It can be downloaded from UNWTO Web site as PDF file in 3 languages. To download UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2009 For Free, here is a direct link of English Version of the collection:
Low Resolution (928 KB) http://www.unwto.org/facts/eng/pdf/highlights/UNWTO_Highlights09_en_LR.pdf
High Resolution (3,34 Mb) http://www.unwto.org/facts/eng/pdf/highlights/UNWTO_Highlights09_en_HR.pdf
I also believe that every tourism student or expert needs the facts and figures of the tourism sector and UNWTO is a great resource for those. Here is the link that you can find bunch of resources which are worth digging in: