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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Elibrary is a comprehensive information source offering an unparalleled coverage of research and information in the area of tourism. The subject areas reflect all important themes moving the tourism sector and include, among other, ecotourism, sustainable development, finance and investment, risk and crisis management, market research, tourism statistics and poverty alleviation.
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The UNWTO Elibrary and Tourism Factbook subscription package provides full access to the organization's online product. The Elibrary contains more than 1,100 books and working documents. The Tourism Factbook provides access to the latest figures on UNWTO statistical database.
  • Largest collection of publications in the field of travel and tourism.
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The UNWTO offers a separate subscription to the Tourism Factbook for those only interested in accessing their statistical database. Besides the convenient access by alphabetical or geographical selection, the Factbook offers multiple country searchs as well as other additional data sets.
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  • Information provided for more than 210 countries and territories.
  • Provides analyses and forecasts development in the new Tourism Market Trend files.
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Compendium of Tourism Statistics, 2014 Edition

Statistical information on tourism's multiple facets is pivotal in advancing knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, promoting results-focused management, and highlighting strategic issues for policy decisions. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism sector, the Compendium of Tourism Statistics provides statistical data and indicators on inbound, outbound and domestic tourism, as well as on the number and types of tourism industries, the number of employees by tourism industries, and macroeconomic indicators related to international tourism. more ...

Handbook on E-marketing for Tourism Destinations, Fully Revised and Extended Version 3.0

The fully updated and extended edition of the ETC/UNWTO Handbook on E-Marketing for Tourism Destinations presents a comprehensive overview of the continuously changing environment of e-marketing in the tourism sector. This handbook covers all essential aspects of an e-marketing strategy including strategic planning, branding measures, content-building, search engine optimization, e-commerce and email marketing. more ...

Yearbook of Tourism Statistics Data 2008-2012, 2014 Edition

Understanding, for each country, where its inbound tourism is generated is essential for analysing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as those related to the positioning of national markets abroad. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism sector, the Yearbook of Tourism Statistics focuses on data related to inbound tourism (total arrivals and overnight stays), broken down by country of origin. more ...

Key Outound Tourism Markets in South-East Asia

Asia and the Pacific is not only a major tourism destination region but also an increasingly important tourism outbound market. This study, a collaborative project between Tourism Australia (TA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), aims to provide an up-to-date perspective of the major tourism trends in five key South-East Asian outbound markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. more ...

Chinese Outbound Travel to the Middle East and North Africa

Over the last decade, China has grown to become the first tourism source market in the world with US$ 102 billion spend on travel abroad. While Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Americas lead as the main destination regions for Chinese travelers, the growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region over the past decade has been impressive, yet overall flows are still modest. more ...

Economic Crisis, International Tourism Decline and its Impact on the Poor

The 2009 global economic crisis has significantly impacted international tourism, causing a decline in international tourist arrivals and international tourism revenues. This study looks into the effects of the decrease in international tourism demand on the employment, income opportunities and the livelihood of poor and vulnerable groups, as well as on the capacity of households to cope with such shocks. more ...

L'évolution démographique et le tourisme

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La présente publication aide à comprendre les liens essentiels qui existent entre le tourisme et la diversité biologique et précise en quoi le tourisme peut contribuer à la protection de la diversité biologique. Elle illustre la valeur importante de la diversité biologique en tant que ressource essentielle pour les destinations touristiques, expose sommairement les politiques, directives et initiatives existantes en matière de tourisme et de diversité biologique, et évalue les risques et les difficultés que la perte mondiale de la diversité biologique et des écoservices posent pour le secteur touristique. more ...