29 december, 2020
UNITED BY WINE TOURISM
Inspiring New Futures Together
The GWTO Regional Director for LatAm carried out his first enogastronomic tour, visiting the Province of Mendoza.
The economist and expert in tourism, Pablo Singerman, stated "The main reason for the trip was to meet personally and officially present the OMET and its President, the Spanish José Antonio Vidal, to the highest representatives of the public, private and academic sectors related to Wine Tourism,".
The Argentinean was received by Mariana Juri, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Province of Mendoza, and member of the academic team of OMET Academy. "Of course the focus of our dialogue was the growing importance of Wine Tourism for Mendoza, for Argentina and for all of Latin America," said the Regional Director.
Singerman explained to all of them that one of the purposes of OMET is to strengthen the...
15 november, 2020
Travelings was Maxim's great love. And their sequel - sharing with friends, books, photos, exhibitions. He has over 1000 travel stories, radio broadcasts and reports, many photo exhibitions and 11 books, most of which describe his travels over the world. His restless creative spirit has led him to more than 150 countries on 5 continents.Maxim Minchev was Director General of the Bulgarian News Agency, President of the Union of National Electronic Media and the Association of Bulgarian Media Worldwide. In 2016, he became Secretary General of the World Council of News Agencies (NAWC) and President of the Association of News Agencies from the Balkans and Southeast Europe (EANA). He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists (UBJ), the Union of Bulgarian Writers (UBW), the International Organization of Journalists (MOJ).He has been a member of the World Federation of Travel...
28 october, 2020
Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing a 70% fall in international arrivals for the first eight months of 2020.
According to the newest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international arrivals plunged 81% in July and 79% in August, traditionally the two busiest months of the year and the peak of the Northern Hemisphere summer season. The drop until August represents 700 million fewer arrivals compared to the same period in 2019 and translates into a loss of US$ 730 billion in export revenues from international tourism. This is more than eight times the loss experienced on the back of the 2009 global economic and financial crisis.
“This unprecedented decline is having dramatic social and economic consequences, and puts millions of jobs and...
11 october, 2020
As it follows from the statistics of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the country from January to August was visited by 772,7 thousand Russians, more tourists came only from Germany. This figure is 84% less than in the same period a year earlier (4,8 million).
TOP-5 source markets also includes Bulgaria (532,4 thousand), Ukraine (520,8 thousand) and Great Britain (465,2 thousand). In total, from January to August, 7,26 million foreigners visited Turkey (a year earlier there were 31 million).
Most often, travelers visited Istanbul – 3,2 million, Antalya – 1,4 million, Edirne province - 981 thousand, Artvin - 383 thousand and Mugla – 304,3 thousand.
Almost 440 thousand guests arrived from Russia to Turkey in August (-59%). The second place was taken by Great Britain – 260,8 thousand, and in the third place is Ukraine with 255,7 thousand. In...