UNWTO/PATA Tourism Updates Issue 5 – March – April 2016

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This UNWTO/PATA Tourism Update, the first of a bi-monthly series, is the outcome of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) aimed to synergise the work of both organisations in the region. This series of Updates aims to:


  • Summarise the impact of external factors on the tourism sector, specifically in the Asia Pacific region;
  • Highlight the major external factors impacting tourism trends in Asia and the Pacific such as the information technologies (IT), social media, political issues and the like;
  • Analyse the key tourism trends associated with the external factors mentioned above; and
  • Raise awareness of the post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which range from attaining gender equality to growing urbanisation and promoting inclusive society and their impact on tourism.


While the UNWTO/PATA Updates is aimed at tourism stakeholders in the region, we trust it will also be of interest to all tourism professionals throughout the world, especially in view of the dynamic and overarching role played by Asia and the Pacific.