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  • Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

    UNWTO welcomes Guatemala into its International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Central American country becomes the 26th member of the global network which is committed to the systematic collection of data on the impacts of tourism at the destination level. The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where it will also focus its monitoring efforts and is led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT), which is supported by the Guatemalan government. See the full press release here.

  • The Tourism Observatory of Navarre joins INSTO

    During FITUR 2019, UNWTO's International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) welcomed its newest member: the Navarre Tourism Observatory. As first tourism observatory in Spain to join the INSTO Network, the Navarre Observatory is aiming to further strengthen its commitment for tourism monitoring at the local level, extending the already established mechanisms in the economic area to the monitoring of environmental and social impacts of tourism in the destination. With the systematically and periodically collected data and scientific evidence on tourism in all its dimensions of sustainability, the Observatory will support local stakeholders in their decision-making and policy formulation processes in order to strengthen sustainable development in Navarre. The Navarre Tourism Observatory is the 25th member of the INSTO Network. See the full press release here  

  • Spatial Data the Focus of UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories Meeting

    The World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) concluded its global annual meeting today in Madrid, welcoming observatories and other tourism stakeholders to share experiences of measuring and monitoring the impact tourism has on destinations, and explore the opportunities provided to tourism by innovation in location services. See the full press release here

  • Guanajuato signs agreement with the Nat. Auton. University of Honduras to generate tourist information

    The Ministry of Tourism of Guanajuato and the National Autonomous University of Honduras signed a letter of intentions with the aim of transferring knowledge and technology in tourism between the Guanajuato Tourist Observatory and the University Observatory of Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change of Honduras.

  • Portugal’s first Sustainable Tourism Observatory becomes member of UNWTO’s INSTO Network

    The Alentejo Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASTO), Portugal’s first Tourism Observatory, was officially welcomed today by UNWTO as the newest member of the organization's International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). See the news on Twitter For the Press Release, please see here

  • São Paulo’s Observatory shares knowledge with others about the measurement of tourism

    Following one of the core objectives of the UNWTO INSTO Network to improve understanding, collaboration and communication between destinations, the Tourism and Events Observatory of the City of São Paulo (OTE) finished its last knowledge-sharing effort of the year 2017 with a visit to the Capital of Sergipe, Aracaju (Brazil), sharing experiences and information regarding the regular measurement of tourism impacts at the local level. On this occasion, OTE was invited to speak to tourism trade entities, hoteliers and government representatives in order to encourage cooperation among all stakeholders for the systematic application of monitoring, evaluation and information management techniques, which allow for the regular exchange and production of data, supporting the sustainable development of tourism.  

  • Successful annual meeting of the UNWTO Observatory Network

    For its annual global meeting 2017 in Madrid, the UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) welcomed observatories and other stakeholders from the private and public sector, as well as research institutions from around the world, to further discuss advances in effectively monitoring sustainability in tourism at destination level.

  • Florida’s Blue Community Sustainable Observatory visits NASA

    Professors Dr. David Randle, PCGS Director of Sustainable Tourism, Louis Zunguze, Coastal Sustainability, and Rebecca Tobias representing the UNWTO Affiliate Blue Community Consortium travelled to the NASA Kennedy Space Center to share the work of the USF PCGS led Blue Community Sustainable Tourism Observatory.

  • Guanajuato and Paraguay sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation

    UNWTO welcomes the agreement reached by the Sustainable Tourism Observatory of Guanajuato (Mexico) and Paraguay to facilitate  knowledge and technology transfer.  

  • Tourism: Committed to Preserving Life below Water

    As tool for monitoring the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism, INSTO Observatories can also play a crucial part in measuring and managing the impacts of tourism development on coastal areas.

  • INSTO and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    The need for measurement is prominently featured as one of the main areas of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017)