New FREE reports from UNWTO elibrary

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) make some of their ebooks and reports freely available to read within their eLibrary. Quite a few reports have been published during 2019 which relate to topics and modules taught at University of Sunderland.

We’ve highlighted the reports from 2019 below but you can find other free UNWTO resources on the World Tourism Organization Open Access Publications list.

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Global Report on Women in Tourism (2nd edition)

UNTWO published the first report on women in tourism in 2010. In this second edition UNWTO considers progress and assesses the contribution of the tourism industry towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. With industry analysis and case studies this updated edition is an interesting read for those interested in SDGs and gender in tourism.

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The Future of Work and Skills Development in Tourism (Policy Paper)

In this report UNWTO summarises the existing data on employment within G20 economies; present the results of a survey on future work and skills development; provide a revew of global trends impacting on skills development and makes recommendations to G20 countries aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.


International Tourism Highlights, 2019 edition

“International Tourism Highlights presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the results for the year 2018.” (UNWTO Report abstract)

This report considers growth in the industry and analyses data on the economy, travel trends, regional tourism, and destinations.

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Global Survey on the Perception of residents towards city tourism: impact and measures

This report presents research on the perception of residents towards city tourism in an effort to better understand issues around growing tourism demand in cities.

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Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

Developed by UNWTO and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC), a UNWTO affiliate member, as part of its long-term collaboration this report aims to “serve as a practical toolkit to support the development of gastronomy tourism in destinations by providing recommendations on key aspects such as planning and management by national tourism administrations (NTAs), national tourism organizations (NTOs) and destination management organizations (DMOs).”(UNWTO Report abstract)

There is a related case study about Gastronomy Tourism in Japan.

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Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan

This report “features 18 different case studies of gastronomy tourism activities in Japan, ranging from local Sake breweries to hotel trains. These examples show how gastronomy tourism has been turned into a development tool, inclusion and regional integration in Japan.”(UNWTO Report abstract)

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