Coinciding using the International Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development to be celebrated all through 2017, the third International Congress upon Ethics and Tourism will be kept in Poland, on 27-28 04 2017. Organized by the World Travel and leisure Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with all the European Commission (EC) and the Govt of Poland, the event will concentrate on the shared responsibility of all stakeholders in promoting a more sustainable tourism field.
Held within the framework of the UNWTO Global Program code of Ethics for Tourism as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the particular Congress will discuss the global durability agenda, particularly issues of governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR), responsible consumption patterns, universal availability as well as effective management models meant for natural and cultural resources.
On the agenda are also comprehensive tourism practices that contribute to socio-economic empowerment of local communities plus individuals and spread the benefits of travel and leisure development, notably to women, youngsters, indigenous people and persons along with disabilities. The Congress will more highlight the competitive advantages of purchasing a more inclusive and diverse travel and leisure sector.
“ Exceeding 1 . 2 billion international travelers crossing international borders in one individual year and the prospects of constant growth, it is crucial that we manage development in an ethical and responsible manner” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “ The tourism sector must build equitable partnerships and embrace effective national policies and environmentally friendly business strategies in all areas of growth. ”
The 3rd Global Congress on Ethics and Travel and leisure is organized in the framework from the cooperation between UNWTO and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission rate (DG GROW), with the support from the EC and the Government of Belgium.
“ I have happily accepted the decision of the World Travel and leisure Organization to choose Poland as a web host for the third edition of the Worldwide Congress on Ethics and Tourism” said Witold Bań ka, Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Sport and Tourism. “ Poland is actively channeling attempts to implement ethical standards one of the tourism organizations in their everyday company. I am confident, that the great environment of Krakow, one of the most beautiful websites in Europe will foster innovative discussions and yield positive results from the Congress – added Mr Bań ka.
The event includes the signing ceremony of the Personal Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Worldwide Code of Ethics for Travel and leisure by a group of prominent companies plus trade associations with sound CSR policies and strategies.
About the ‘ Enhancing the Understanding of Euro Tourism’ Project
‘ Enhancing the Knowledge of European Tourism’ is a joint task by UNWTO and the Directorate-General regarding Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship plus SMEs of the European Commission (DG GROW). The project aims to enhance the socio-economic knowledge of the travel and leisure sector, enhance the understanding of European travel and leisure and contribute towards economic development, job creation, thus improving the particular competitiveness of the sector in European countries. The project includes three parts: 1) increased cooperation and capability building in tourism statistics; 2) assessment of tourism market styles; 3) promotion of cultural travel and leisure through the Western Silk Road plus; 4) promoting sustainable, responsible, available and ethical tourism.
The project is co-financed along with COSME funds and will run till February 2018.
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