Tourism is becoming greener. And this because awareness to preserve the planet is getting stronger and influences in one of the most powerful sectors of the world: tourism.
When we say that sustainable tourism is on the increase this year is because the WTO, World Tourism Organization, has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to foster the need for effective change in this line.
Sustainable tourism is already a reality and there are thousands of projects that advocate, even in universities. There are subjects about it and specialized masters for future professionals who know how to take for example a hotel or a restaurant towards their most responsible part.
That 2017 became the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is established by Agenda 2030 in order to change business practices and policies, in addition to consumer behaviours, to safeguard the planet.
During this year there will be a lot of information and projects on this subject and they will act in five priority areas:
- Inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
- Social inclusion, employment and poverty reduction.
- Efficient use of resources, environmental protection and climate change.
- Cultural values, diversity and heritage.
- Mutual understanding, peace and security.
In the margin, many developments have already seen the light and every day they fight for the users to participate in them. Regulate spending on water from golf courses and hotels, allocate a part to help the needy, healthy eco-destinations, protection of the coast for ethical tourism, protected green areas, ecological orchards in restaurants ... and much more are Just some of the examples that are being made in sustainable tourism. Go green!
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