Why tourism policy needs to use more imagination

What is needed is for destinations to position themselves as imaginative communities – neighborhoods, cities, regions, countries, possibly even continents, that reinforce or build local character, identity and civic pride while at the same time captivating outsiders.

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UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity. The celebration takes places annually on 22 May. The decision aims at supporting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which is being commemorated worldwide throughout 2017.

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off

The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 was officially launched amidst an event at the International Tourism Fair FITUR, Spain, and has been planned to be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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World Tourism : New Vision, New Trends

Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors at present, these tourists generate US$ 1.3 trillion in revenue for the countries they visit, close to 6 percent of the world’s export of goods and services, and one in every 11 jobs worldwide.

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