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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on October 25 -27. This year’s edition - ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030´, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Slovenian Tourist Board is striving to becoming the world’s best destination for wellness through a number of ongoing initiatives that promote the country’s thermal spas, medical clinics, pristine nature, organic produce and cuisine, and commitment to green, active and healthy tourism all based on sustainable precepts.

On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists in Cyprus reached 520,138 in September this year compared to 483,716 in September 2017, recording an increase of 7,5 percent. This September had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.

The outbound family travel market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.6 percent from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew six percent in the first half of this year after a record year of growth in 2017.

Susana Martinez, governor, New Mexico, announced that in 2017, the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting USD6.6 billion into New Mexico’s economy.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continues to follow the royal wisdom of the late King Bhumibol and bring His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn’s idea to disseminate and further implement royal projects with the development of major tourism routes in five regions.

This year marks the 10th anniversary AARP members have access to travel technology from Expedia Group.

Najib Balala, minister, tourism, Kenya has announced discussions with low-cost UK and European-based airlines in an effort to boost tourism to the African country’s coastal regions.

The latest results from the Air Travellers' Traffic Barometer, produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, highlighted that the good growth of long-haul arrivals in Europe balances the decrease of intra-European arrivals.