Basic information

I am interested in becoming a UNWTO Affiliate Member.
Please check here for the requirements and procedures to become a UNWTO Affiliate Member.
I want to host a lecture/lesson by inviting a speaker from UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Please contact us by filling the form with the details such as date, place, purpose of the lecture/lesson, target audience, and the estimated size of the lecture/lesson.
• The purpose of the lecture/lesson has to include an introduction of activities of UNWTO and UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific, and be of non-commercial purpose. These are the prerequisites.
• Please understand that it’s sometimes not feasible to dispatch a speaker due to his/her schedule.

Please submit your request to the form.

We want to participate in the activities of UNWTO as a corporation/organization.

Corporations and organizations that are interested in tourism are welcome to many of the events hosted by UNWTO throughout the world. Please contact us at UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific, if you are interested in joining any event and have any questions as to entry requirements .

Please check here for the future events. For additional information to join UNWTO activities, please see the programs for UNWTO Affiliate Members.

What are the initiatives UNWTO are taking for SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals?

It’s specified in UN documents that tourism sector can especially contribute to No. 8, 12, and 14 of SDGs, however UNWTO believes that tourism can contribute to all of the goals of SDGs. In order to further engage in sustainable development of tourism, UNWTO has established a platform in which global tourism efforts for SDGs can be viewed, shared and promoted. UNWTO also issues reports related to tourism and SDGs.

SDGs platform 

What is “Sustainable Tourism” ?

Sustainable tourism should:

Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.

Respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.

Ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.

See detailed description

What is the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism?

As a fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) is a comprehensive set of principles designed to guide key-players in tourism development. Addressed to governments, the travel industry, communities and tourists alike, it aims to help maximize the sector’s benefits while minimizing its potentially negative impact on the environment, cultural heritage and societies across the globe.

See detailed description


I want to obtain UNWTO publications.

UNWTO publications are available from Elibrary at UNWTO headquarters in five languages: English, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.
Click here for Elibrary

Tourism Statistics

I would like to receive the information of UNWTO periodically.
What information and materials are available for media organizations to use?

Please directly contact the department in charge of media organizations at UNWTO headquarters, if you have any questions about UNWTO statistics and documents on tourism. (In English or Spanish).

Focal point for media organizations:
Communications Department at UNWTO headquarters in Spain
E-mail: comm@unwto.org
Tel: +34 91 567 81 00
Fax: +34 91 567 82 18

What is the procedures to use UNWTO logo, related images, videos, and URL?

It’s allowed only for UNWTO Member States and Affiliate Members to use UNWTO logo, by applying in advance to UNWTO headquarters for permission. Please download the application form from here.


Also, it’s allowed for those who are not Affiliate Members to use UNWTO related images, videos, and URL, if the upon meeting specific conditions. Please directly contact Communications Department at UNWTO headquarters.

Communications Department at UNWTO headquarters in Spain
E-mail: comm@unwto.org
Tel: +34 91 567 81 00
Fax: +34 91 567 82 18


Where can I find the glossary of tourism?

See below

Glossary of Tourism


Where or how can I obtain documents or data related reports by UNWTO?

Please visit UNWTO Elibrary