UNWTO activities at the 51th edition associated with ITB, taking place next 8-12 03 in Berlin, include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting, occasions on the New Platform Tourism Providers (or the so-called sharing economy), Child Protection and Indigenous Travel and leisure.
Expected to gather close to 20 Ministers of Tourism, the particular Silk Road Ministerial Meeting (8 March) will address the share of tourism to Sustainable Travel and leisure and Local Communities.
On the 9th March, UNWTO may debate the New Platform Tourism Solutions (or the so-called sharing economy) with a focus on how it influences on destinations and how are locations addressing these new services.
In addition , also on the 9th Mar, UNWTO organizes the 32nd Conference of the World Tourism Network upon Child Protection and a Panel upon Indigenous Tourism, underlining the meaning of inclusive practices to technique local communities in order to achieve a more environmentally friendly tourism sector.
The planet Tourism Network on Child Defense serves as a platform for travel and leisure stakeholders to exchange good practices plus discuss the most pressing challenges within curbing child and youth exploitation in the tourism sector, including sex exploitation, child labor and trafficking. The Network draws together government authorities, the tourism industry, international companies, non-governmental organizations and media organizations.
“ ITB is definitely vibrant and interesting, but this season it acquires a higher relevance once we are celebrating the International Calendar year of Sustainable Tourism for Advancement 2017 and this highly prominent reasonable provides one of the best platform to supporter responsible tourism worldwide, ” stated UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai.