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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Patrick Vrancken

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 August 2020

Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The first specialized international organization dealing with tourism was the International Union of Official Tourist Publicity Organizations, established in 1925 and renamed the International Union for Official Tourism Organizations (‘IUOTO’) after World War II (International Administrative Unions). IUOTO was an association established under Swiss private law. Its objective was to limit, and if possible remove, the obstacles to the development of international tourism. It was, however, only empowered to complete that task by means of dissemination of...
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