Water tourism main assets -both inland and costal areas!

Tourism and water: protecting our common future

In line with the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day 2013 is being held under the theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future. This year’s theme highlights tourism’s role in water access and shines a spotlight on the actions being taken by the sector in order to contribute to a more sustainable water future, as well as the challenges ahead. As a trillion dollar economic sector, tourism is a powerful force capable of tackling these challenges by offering effective solutions geared towards a more sustainable water future. With over one billion people traveling internationally each year, tourism can be an important vehicle of raising awareness and changing behaviors.

WTD 2013 official celebrations on September 27 will be hosted by the Maldives.

For the full program of WTD in the Maldives please go to: http://wtd.unwto.org/en/registration-programme [1]

Visit the website http://wtd.unwto.org/ [2]

Message by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

“With unsustainable consumption and climate change threatening global water resources, this year’s World Tourism Day highlights the responsibility of the tourism industry to safeguard and intelligently manage water. In this International Year of Water Cooperation, I urge tourism establishments to cut consumption and improve waste management and I call on individuals to play their part by making environmentally conscious choices when they travel. By making water saving a priority we can all help to build the future we want.”

Read the message online: http://wtd.unwto.org/en/content/unsg-0 [3]

Message by Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General

“Water is one of tourism’s main assets. Each year, millions of people travel around the world to enjoy water destinations both inland and in coastal areas. Water is also one of tourism’s most precious resources. Water powers all tourism industries, from hotels to restaurants, leisure activities and transport. As one of the largest economic sectors in the world, it is the responsibility of the tourism sector to take a leadership role and ensure companies and destinations invest in adequate water management throughout the value chain. If managed sustainably, tourism can bring benefits to the national and local communities and support water preservation.”
Read the full message: http://wtd.unwto.org/en/content/unwtosg [4]

Source: unwto.org

Om pwh

Senior Travel Adviser More than 40 years of experience from distribuation,web and social media strategy. Digital communication projects and education to University. . Interested in sharing my ideas and experience with creative teams and brave clients. Peter Hellmans Specialties: senior analyst, travel, tourism and sports focus on basketball web strategy, web 2.0, social media, payments,marketing, creativity, meetingindustry, start-up and China . Board member and partner to five company and organisations. Mentor to people from Africa and,Grecce. Specialties: Neetwork links. Linkedin,Twitter,Facebook Peter Hellman född 1952 Rese-turistanalytiker -innehar stort nätverk i Sverige och internationellt. 40 års erfarenheter av affärsmodeller och strategier inom distribution, e-handel, betal -och mobil lösningar, mötesindustrin, säkerhet, hållbarhet och turism. Entreprenör, investerare, mentor i bolag , högskolan och organisationer. Ledamot/partner i Style Scandinavia, Clic Solution, DDoS Solutions, GreenBay Payment, Mobitrotter, GolfSki World Adventure. Ledamot i Trippus Event solution sedan 2001. Rådgivare till Travel News och Framtidsgruppen. Författare av rapporter om Mötesindustrin, Kina och e-handel åt Tillväxtverket. Seminariearrangör tillsammans med VA, AfV, TN och Tillväxtverket. Fd affärsutvecklingschef för Amex/Nyman & Schultz Sverige och projektledare för bildandet av First Card. Fd VD för ett kinesiskt rese och turistföretag. Styrelse Medlem i internationella branschorganisationer- Skål tidigare även i MPI Europe och ICCA Norden.
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