AlUla Old Town Receives Best Tourism Village Award by UNWTO

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 14 March 2023
AlUla Old Town Receives Best Tourism Village Award by UNWTO
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The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has named AlUla Old Town the Best Tourist Village. 

AlUla Old Town boasts 900 homes, 500 stores, and five town squares. 

The UNWTO event was hosted at the Maraya Concert Hall on Sunday, March 12th, under the name "Tourism — Changing Lives" to highlight achievements in tourism.

The event was a forum for knowledge-sharing on topics such as best practices, community empowerment, and public-private partnerships. 

UNWTO's Best Tourism Villages initiative recognizes villages that are an outstanding example of a rural tourism destination with accredited cultural assets.

It also recognizes villages that preserve community values and lifestyle yet have a commitment to innovation and sustainability in economic, social, and environmental aspects.

AlUla is an ancient crossroads of civilizations in northwest Arabia that is now emerging as a global destination for cultural and natural heritage.

Image source: @UNWTO Twitter account.