The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.
The European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) at Mid Sweden University develops and communicates scientific knowledge about tourism and travel sector as well as destination development. They work closely with entrepreneurs and the industry, NGOs, and governmental entities. ETOUR is Sweden's leading tourism research institute.