In recognition of tourism's ability to create jobs and socio-economic growth, the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, has accepted the UNWTO/World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Travel and Tourism.
The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) will bring together a record number of African tourism projects, potential investors and business partners, opening new opportunities for sustainable tourism in Africa.
The fourteenth meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics meeting in Rome, Italy (17-18 November 2014) commended the efforts of UNWTO and its partners to advance Accessible Tourism for All.
The importance of building new partnership models for the sustainable development of cultural tourism gained particular relevance at the 99th session of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Samarkand.
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries' efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands.
Passenger cars showed yet another month of growth with 15.26% rise in December 2014. The Automobiles domestic sales grew by 5.68% according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) released the automobiles figures for the month of December 2014. The domestic automobiles production growth for the same period was 6.28%.
Automobiles domestic sales for the month of November 2014 rose 5% with passenger cars clocking 9.5% sales growth. For the period April-November 2014, domestic sales grew by 10%. The domestic automobiles production growth for the same period was 11.7% while for November 2014, automobile production growth was just a notch higher at 12.4%.
The positive and upward movement in the automotive industry in India is slow yet is becoming consistent during these starting months of FY 2013-14. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) released the automobiles figures for the month of August 2014, automobile domestic sales had a growth of 17.5%, over August 2013. Automobile production grew 14.9% in the same month. For the period April - August 2014, the domestic sales and production grew by 12.3% and 13.3% respectively.