5 Oct, 2015
Bangkok/Madrid — The second edition of the UNWTO-PATA Tourism Updates has been released and is available for free download by clicking on the image. The highlight article of this edition is an article headlined: Fifteen global challenges that will determine the “State of the Future”.
The UNWTO/PATA Tourism Update, a bi-monthly series, is the outcome of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) aimed to synergize the work of both organizations in the region. This series of Updates aims:
• To summarize the impact of external factors on the tourism sector, specifically in the Asia- Pacific region.
• To highlight the major external factors impacting tourism trends in Asia and the Pacific such as the information technologies (IT), social media, political issues and the like.
• To analyze the key tourism trends associated with the external factors mentioned above.
• To raise awareness of the post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which range from attaining gender equality to growing urbanization and promoting inclusive society and their impact on tourism.
While the UNWTO/PATA Updates is aimed at tourism stakeholders in the region, it is designed to be of interest to all tourism professionals throughout the world, especially in view of the dynamic and overarching role played by Asia and the Pacific.
Research and compilation work has been commissioned to Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor of Travel Impact Newswire, based in Bangkok, which is also the headquarters of the the UN Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the regional arms of many other UN agencies.