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World Tourism Day 2017

September 27

international year for sustainable tourism for development

UNWTO are pleased to announce that World Tourism Day 2017 Official Celebration will take place on 27 September 2017 under the theme “Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development”, in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (#IY2017).

This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute to the SDGs.

 The #IY2017 will promote tourism’s role in the following five key areas:
  1. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  2. Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
  3. Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change
  4. Cultural values, diversity and heritage
  5. Mutual understanding, peace and security

The official Tourism Day celebration will be held in Doha, Qatar, but regional events will be held worldwide and you are invited to create events and share your experiences, your ideas, your contribution to building a more sustainable tourism sector.

Details

Date:
September 27
Website:
http://www.tourism4development2017.org/

Venue

City-wide
South Africa