The United Nations General Set up declared 2017 as the International Season of Sustainable Tourism for Advancement recalling the potential of tourism to advance the particular universal 2030 Agenda for Lasting Development and the 17 Sustainable Growth Goals (SDGs).
The particular International Year aims to support a big change in policies, business practices plus consumer behavior towards a more eco friendly tourism sector than can lead effectively to the SDGs.
“ This is an unique opportunity to create a more responsible and committed travel and leisure sector that can capitalize its enormous potential in terms of economic prosperity, interpersonal inclusion, peace and understanding, ethnic and environmental preservation” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
Accounting for 7% of globally exports, one in eleven work and 10% of the world’ t GDP, the tourism sector in the event that well managed can foster comprehensive economic growth, social inclusiveness as well as the protection of cultural and organic assets.
The Global Year will promote tourism’ ersus role in the following five crucial areas:
(1) Comprehensive and sustainable economic growth;
(2) Social inclusiveness, work and poverty reduction;
(3) Resource efficiency, environmental defense and climate change;
(4) Cultural values, diversity plus heritage; and
(5) Mutual understanding, peace and safety.
The presentation from the International Year will take place in This town on 18 January 2017 in the occasion of the Spanish Tourism Reasonable, FITUR.
UNWTO attracts all partners to join the festivities by sharing their activities plus initiatives to advance sustainable tourism designed for development at www.tourism4development2017.org
Press contact: UNWTO Media Officer Mentality Gomez Sobrino Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60 rgomez@unwto. org
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