Simeon II received from the Secretary-General of the Globe Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the certification accrediting him as an ambassador from the International Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development, which is being noticed globally throughout 2017. The amount of Ambassadors of the International Yr was presented last January on the launching of the Year that happened in the context of FITUR within Madrid.
Speaking in the ceremony held at the UNWTO head office in Madrid, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai emphasized: “ When designating 2017 as the International Year associated with Sustainable Tourism for Development, the particular United Nations recognized tourism’ s share to the development agenda, to peacefulness, equality and prosperity. I am quite touched to see that King Simeon II shares this same eyesight on the power of tourism and am truly thank him for their commitment to spread this essential message across the world. ”
Simeon II expressed gratitude to get his appointment as ambassador from the International Year and stressed the significance of tourism in moving towards an even more sustainable and fairer world. “ One of the most important objectives of the Yr is to raise awareness among the global population as well as institutions about the possible of tourism to promote culture, trades or the elimination of prejudices, ” said the newly appointed ambassador of the Year.
Along with Simeon II, the UNWTO provides appointed the following ambassadors of the Global Year: H. E. Ellen Manley Sirleaf, President of Liberia; L. R. H. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President from the Bahrain Authority for Culture plus Antiquities; Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman from the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization; Michael Frenzel, President of the Federal Association from the German Tourism Industry (BTW); plus Ge Huayong, Chairman of The far east UnionPay.