Ethics & Social Responsibility Programme

Конгресс по вопросам этики и туризма открывается призывами развивать туризм на основе этических принципов

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Madrid
Испания
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
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PR11073
15 Сен 11

Через десять лет после принятия Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН Глобального этического кодекса туризма первый Международный конгресс по вопросам этики и туризма открылся призывами активизировать  усилия в целях развития туризма на основе этических принципов (Мадрид, Испания, 15-16 сентября).

“В нынешнем глобальном экономическом климате как никогда важно соблюдение этических принципов всеми секторами,” сказал Генеральный секретарь по туризму и внутренней торговле Испании Джоан Мескида, открывая конгресс. “Сегодня имеется возможность оценить, как в секторе туризма выполняются этические руководящие принципы, - Глобальный этический кодекс туризма”.

1st International Congress on Ethics and Tourism

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Madrid
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40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
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15 Сентября 2011 - 16 Сентября 2011
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40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

The 1st International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, held in Madrid, Spain, on 15-16 September 2011 was jointly organized by the Spanish General Secretariat of Tourism and Domestic Trade and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in light of the acknowledged importance of developing more responsible and ethical tourism worldwide. Taking place a decade after the adoption of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism by the UN General Assembly, the Congress called for the intensification of efforts to place ethics at the core of tourism development.

Featuring international speakers of the highest level, the Congress on Ethics and Tourism brought together experts and high-profile public and private tourism stakeholders in panels on: the role of ethical frameworks in responsible tourism development; the promotion of equality and the fight against exploitation; poverty reduction; sustainable development; and corporate social responsibility. 

Fourteen of Spain’s most prominent tourism businesses also signed Commitments to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and ECPAT's Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism, on the second day of the Congress. In signing these Commitment, the companies pledged to uphold, promote and implement the values of responsible and sustainable tourism development championed by the Code of Ethics and to undertake concrete measures to protect children. The Spanish Signatories of the Commitment were (in alphabetical order):  Agrupación de Cadenas Hoteleras de Baleares; Amadeus IT Group.; ASHOTEL; Federación Española de Asociaciones de Agencias de Viajes; Federación Empresarial Hotelera de Mallorca - FEHM; Grupo Barceló; Grupo Iberostar; Iberia; Melia Hotels International; NH Hoteles; and Orizonia.

Tthe event was supported by the Vice-Presidency of the European Commission and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Committee on Ethics in Tourism, along with other sponsors such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Meliá Hotels International, Segittur, Iberia, Fundación Banesto and the Patronato de Turismo de Madrid.Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias were in attendance at the closing ceremony, with HRH Prince Felipe of Borbon giving the event's closing address.

A Report of the event is now available here.


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SEMINAR ON TOURISM ETHICS FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: Responsible Tourism and Its Socio-Economic Impact on Local Communities

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11 Июня 2011
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The first Seminar on Tourism Ethics for Asia and the Pacific: Responsible Tourism and Its Socio-Economic Impact on Local Communities was organized by UNWTO in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia.

10th Meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Bali, Indonesia, June 2011)

Held in Bali on 11 June 2011, it had the added distinction of being the first of its kind to take place in parallel with a meeting of the World Committee of Tourism Ethics, whose members convened in Bali for its 10thsession on 12 and 13 June 2011.

The Seminar drew together a broad spectrum of tourism stakeholders from Asia and beyond – representing governments, the tourism industry, international organizations, the education sector and non-governmental organizations – to discuss pressing issues in tourism ethics and responsible tourism.

Alongside sessions on conceptual issues, policy formulation and the value of tourism ethics for improved tourism products and services, the Seminar focused on best practices concerning the socio-economic impact of sustainable tourism development on local communities.

 

Constituing one of the foremost hubs of debate on sustainable tourism in 2011, the Seminar also allowed participants unable to present their achievements during the event had an opportunity to do so at a Best Practice Exhibition, held concurrently in the room adjacent to the Seminar hall.

The Spirit of Bali Statement adopted by the over 150 participants of the Seminar summarizes the main conclusions of the debate and pledges all stakeholders to work together to achieve the proposed recommendations.

The official Report of the Seminar on Tourism Ethics for Asia and the Pacific  is now available here.

 

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