The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
UNWTOheadquarters are based in Madrid, Spain. The Secretariat is led by the Secretary-General and organized into programmes covering issues such as sustainability, education, tourism trends and marketing, sustainable development, statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), destination management, ethics and risk and crisis management. The Technical Cooperation and Services Programme carries out development projects in over 100 countries worldwide, while the Regional Programmes for Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East serve as the link between UNWTO and its 156 Member States. The Affiliate Members Programme represents UNWTO’s 400 plus Affiliate members.