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Sustainable Tourism

INTO’s work in the area of Sustainable Tourism.

  • World Heritage Day 2017 Lecture is now available as a video. On April 18th, 2017, INTO Chair, Dame Fiona Reynolds made this inspiring presentation in Cambridge.  
  • 10YFP Progress update Summer 2016 INTO is a founding member of the Sustainable Tourism Programme   We are pleased to share the Progress Update (Summer 2016), keeping you up to date on the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme’s activities. Please kindly find the attached document and get the latest news and information about upcoming events. 10YFP progress updates summer 2016 HIGHLIGHTS  10YFP STP is proud to ...
  • Ostrich or Phoenix? (Weekly blog, 8 November 2015) (c) World Travel MarketA blog by Catherine Leonard, INTO Secretary-General A very interesting day at the World Travel Market this last week.   Not only was walking through the exhibition space like a sumptuous trip around the world in one day, I also attended several very good conference sessions.  The first was on Wellness Tourism.   Not something I would have ...
  • CONSERVATION EXPERTS PRAISE UK GOVERNMENT FOR CREATING THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE MEDIA RELEASE FROM WWW.GREATBRITISHOCEANS.ORG (INTO IS A SIGNATORY AND SUPPORTER) Leading conservation groups, scientists and residents of Pitcairn Island today congratulate the UK Government on its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Pacific.   The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced in the Budget that “The ...
  • World Wildlife Day 2015 UN General Assembly proclaims 3 March World Wildlife Day! On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. The General Assembly requested the CITES ...
  • 2015 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development THIS AWARD MAY BE OF INTEREST – INTO is a partner of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme, Formerly the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Dear MAC Members and Partners of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme, This is to inform you that candidatures are now open for the 2015 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development, the ...

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

A fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) is a comprehensive set of principles designed to guide key-players in tourism development. Addressed to governments, the travel industry, communities and tourists alike, it aims to help maximise the sector’s benefits while minimising its potentially negative impact on the environment, cultural heritage and societies across the globe.
Adopted in 1999 by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, its acknowledgement by the United Nations two years later expressly encouraged UNWTO to promote the effective follow-up of its provisions. Although not legally binding, the Code features a voluntary implementation mechanism through its recognition of the role of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE), to which stakeholders may refer matters concerning the application and interpretation of the document.
http://ethics.unwto.org/en/content/global-code-ethics-tourism

INTO Director Oliver Maurice attended World Travel Market – 2013 in London from November 4th to 7th.

To hear the entire session follow this link: WTM 2013

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