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We launched the Summer of travels in Blagoevgrad
We launched the Summer of travels in Blagoevgrad 21 july 2021

ABUJET, together with the Regional History Museum - Blagoevgrad, opened the Summer of the Traveler. In one of the halls of the museum are exhibited photos of colleagues from ABUGET from different parts of the world. The world is seen through the lenses of Kaya Hristova, Simana Markovska, Magi Gigova, Toni Tityanova, Boyka Velinova, Boyka Assiova, Kostadin Petkov. The exhibition will be open to visitors until September 11. In series of Saturdays, ABUJET members will present their work and their experience all over the world.
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Tourist Numbers Down 83% but Confidence Slowly Rising
Tourist Numbers Down 83% but Confidence Slowly Rising 10 june 2021

International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of a slow uptick in confidence. Between January and March 2021 destinations around the world welcomed 180 million fewer international arrivals compared to the first quarter of last year. Asia and the Pacific continued to suffer the lowest levels of activity with a 94% drop in international arrivals over the three-month period. Europe recorded the second largest decline with -83%, followed by Africa (-81%), the Middle East (-78%) and the Americas (-71%). This all follows on from the 73% fall in worldwide international tourist arrivals recorded in 2020, making it the worst year on record for the sector.
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UNWTO and Greece to Collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre
UNWTO and Greece to Collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre 07 june 2021

UNWTO is to collaborate with the Greek Ministry of Tourism in establishing a first research station dedicated to measuring the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism across the Mediterranean.The new monitoring centre will be based at the University of the Aegean in Greece. From here, experts will capture and collate measurement data and analysis relating to the environmental, economic, and social impact of tourism.UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Coastal and Maritime tourism is one of the most important economic drivers within the Mediterranean basin. This new research centre can provide key data to guide the restart and future development of the sector, ensuring it fulfils its potential to provide opportunity for coastal communities and to protect and celebrate natural and cultural heritage.” The United Nations specialized agency and...
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