(Forimmediaterelease. net) Portugal offers committed to partnering with the International 12 months of Sustainable Tourism for Advancement 2017. The commitment was offered to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official trip to Portugal. Among the initiatives to commemorate the Year, Portugal is promoting the particular rehabilitation of historical buildings within the interior of the country and ways through natural areas.
At the occasion, Mr. Rifai and Colonial authorities discussed the role associated with tourism in advancing the Environmentally friendly Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the share of tourism to job development and economic growth in Spain.
Meeting with Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Antonio Costa, Mr Rifai tackled the mechanisms of coordination amongst Ministries to advance tourism development in the united states as well as issues of air transportation and the relevance of new source marketplaces such as China.
Mister Rifai also met President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, with who he discussed the importance of raising the general public visibility of the socio-economic impact associated with tourism.
Tourism as well as the SDGs and visa facilitation had been on the agenda of the meeting with Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Foreign Affairs Santos Silva. Meeting with the Minister of Economic climate, Caldeira Cabral, and the Secretary associated with State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho, Mr. Rifai discussed Portugal’ s “ Revive” Program targeted at promoting the rehabilitation of historical buildings through private sector expense, as well as the policies in place to promote the particular regional spread of tourism plus fight seasonality.
The particular visit included the presentation associated with Portugal 4. 0, a project targeted at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship within the tourism sector and one of the finalists of the 2016 UNWTO Awards.
Mr. Rifai also stopped at Madeira, whose Secretary of Economic climate, Tourism and Culture Eduardo Christ presented UNWTO with Madeira’ ersus regional tourism strategy. Issues within discussion included the project “ Porto Santo free Fossil Island”.
During his remain in Madeira, Mr Rifai welcomed 5 hotel chains (Quinta do Furã o, Savoy Hotels& Resorts, Pestana Hotel Group, Porto Bay Hotels& Resorts and FourViews Hotels) which usually joined the Private Sector Dedication to the UNWTO Global Code associated with Ethics, pledging to implement plus promote the principles of the Program code and report on their actions.
To date, 499 companies plus associations from 67 countries – from airlines and hotels, in order to tour operators and associations – have committed to uphold ethical criteria and live by the Code within their operations.
Media get in touch with: UNWTO Media Officer Rut Gomez Sobrino Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60 rgomez@unwto. org
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