The recent Sustainable Resource Management in Hotels Trainings and individual stakeholder consultations in Samoa and Fiji saw keen interest from the hotel industry to support the pilot phase of its Sustainability Monitoring Programme as Tourism Sustainability Champions.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation continues to be a major contributor to the discussions on Sustainable Tourism in the region in line with 2017 being declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development by the United Nations.
Representatives from United Nations (UN) agencies and the Pacific Community (SPC) have discussed opportunities for deepening co-operation and strengthening co-ordination of their respective work, aimed at helping Pacific countries achieve global sustainable development goals (SDGs).
2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reflecting the strong commitment of the tourism sector to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), adopted by governments in 2015.
The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document - the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the Organization.