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Welcome to the UN Tourism Elibrary

The UN Tourism Elibrary is an online service from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with a broad coverage of tourism and related subject areas.

The UN Tourism Elibrary is an information source offering an unparalleled coverage of research and information in the area of tourism and available to our Member States, Affiliate Members, subscribers and general public.

The subject areas reflect all important themes moving the tourism sector and include, among others, ecotourism and sustainable development, tourism statistics, market research, innovation and new technologies and tourism policies. The UN Tourism Elibrary contains books, journals and statistical reports by country and by indicator.

Featured Content

Tourism Visa Openness Report 2023

Released: March 2024

UN Tourism has been analysing and recording visa policies around the world since 2008. The 2023 edition of the Tourism Visa Openness Report continues this analysis of visa policies and charts the progress made in visa facilitation over time. The report supports destinations with evidence-based policy making, helping them prioritize activities within their facilitation policies. (...)

Policy Guidance to Support Climate Action by National Tourism Administrations

Released: March 2024

This policy guidance has been developed to assist governmental agencies dedicated to tourism to develop policies and initiatives that will support the low-carbon transition of the sector. This policy guidance provides examples of good practice from around the world to illustrate how NTAs can implement climate-enabling policy and other initiatives, as well as benefit from climate initiatives in other sectors. (...)

Quantifying tourism in city destinations – Towards a better understanding of urban tourism

Released: March 2024

This joint report of UN Tourism and WTCF assesses the current situation and challenges of tourism data collection and reporting at the city level through the review and analysis of 22 case studies of city destinations covering Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. (...)

UN Tourism Data in Excel Format Data from 1995 onwards

Released: February 2024

UN Tourism Data in Excel Format – Data from 1995 onwards provides updated statistical data in separate Excel™ files (one per country). It includes statistics on outbound tourism, inbound tourism (arrivals/nights of tourists and visitors) and basic indicators related to tourism activities for more than 220 countries and territories.The variety of indicators enables users to carry out complex market analysis in an efficient and accurate way (...)

UN Tourism Data in Excel Format Data from 2018–2022

Released: February 2024

UN Tourism Data in Excel Format – Data from 2018–2022 provides updated statistical data in separate Excel™ files (one per country). It includes statistics on outbound tourism, inbound tourism (arrivals/nights of tourists and visitors) and basic indicators related to tourism activities for more than 220 countries and territories. The variety of indicators enables users to carry out complex market analysis in an efficient and accurate way. (...)

#Youth4Tourism – Manual para fomentar la participación de los jóvenes en el turismo a nivel nacional

Released: February 2024

Este manual pretende aprovechar el enorme potencial de la juventud. Anima a los estados miembros de la OMT a apoyar a los jóvenes para que se conviertan en creadores de experiencias turísticas innovadoras con impacto mundial. A través de talleres interactivos, cuestionarios, sesiones atractivas y otras actividades, esta publicación promueve la participación de los jóvenes en el turismo a nivel nacional (...)

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and Statistical Annex, January 2024

Released: January 2024

International tourism to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024. An estimated 1286 million international tourists (overnight visitors) were recorded around the world in 2023, an increase of 34% over 2022. International tourism recovered 88% of prepandemic levels, supported by strong pent-up demand. (...)

Tourism: A Driver for Shared Prosperity – Key insights

Released: November 2023

This document, shared at the 2023 WTA Xianghu Dialogue, highlights the transformative power of tourism in achieving shared prosperity in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The report emphasizes tourism’s significant contribution to inclusive growth in the post-pandemic era. It advocates for strategic policies supporting education, job creation and gender equality to ensure tourism delivers widespread economic benefits. (...)

UNWTO Brief – Digital Nomad Visas

Released: November 2023

The UNWTO Brief examines the DNV programmes in seven areas: Application process, Duration of visa, Taxation, Insurance, Accommodation, Minimum income requirements and criminal records check. The brief covers looks at the background and current state of digital nomadism trends and provides an analysis of existing DNVs worldwide covering 54 destinations in five regions.

#Youth4Tourism – A Handbook to Champion Youth Participation in Tourism at the National Level

Released: September 2023

This handbook aims to harness the enormous potential of youth. It encourages UNWTO’s Member States everywhere to support young people in becoming the creators of innovative tourism experiences with a global impact. Through interactive workshops, quizzes, engaging sessions and other activities, this publication promotes youth participation in tourism at the national level (...)

Compendium of Tourism Statistics, Data 2017 – 2021, 2023 Edition

Released: April 2023

Understanding, for each country, where its tourism is generated is essential for analysing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as those related to the positioning of national markets abroad. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism sector, the objective of the Compendium of Tourism Statistics is to provide easy reference to a set of the main basic statistics on tourism. (...)

Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Data 2017 – 2021, 2023 Edition

Released: April 2023

Understanding, for each country, where its inbound tourism is generated is essential for analysing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as those related to the positioning of national markets abroad. Deriving from the most comprehensive statistical database available on the tourism sector, the Yearbook of Tourism Statistics focusses on data related to inbound tourism (total arrivals and overnight stays), broken down by country of origin. (...)

UN Tourism Data Dashboard

The UN Tourism Data Dashboard provides statistics and insights on key indicators for inbound and outbound tourism at the global, regional and national levels.

Latest Publications

Consult the list of publications released in 2023.

Tourism Statistics

Get the latest and most up-to-date tourism statistics for all the countries and regions around the world.

Data inbound, domestic and outbound tourism is available, as well as on tourism industries, employment and complementary indicators.

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