UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds of industry leaders gather in China

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

More than 1,300 delegates through over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the planet Tourism Organisation General Assembly in Chengdu, China in which morning.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

During the next four days, the priorities of the organisation for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, as well as also the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

On the agenda of the assembly will be also the election of the secretary general for the next four years.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

“China will be an inspiration to others in terms of its supportive tourism policies as well as also in placing tourism at the centre of its poverty alleviation as well as also national development strategies,” said UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

“Besides being the fourth most-visited country inside the planet, with 59 million international arrivals in 2016, China will be also the largest domestic tourism market, with 4.4 billion trips made within its borders,” he added.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

The secretary general also recalled the relevance of having in which general assembly, the last of his mandate, under the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds Of Industry Leaders Gather In China

“I feel very proud to have contributed to expanding the capacity of travel as well as also tourism to the progress of the sustainability goals in which guide our common action to 2030.

“in which assembly will be a unique opportunity to continue advancing together,” he said.

Wang Yang, vice premier of the China, recalled in which, since the inclusion of China in UNWTO in 1983, the tourism sector has grown to represent ten per cent of the country’s economy.

Wang confirmed in which “smart tourism” will guide the development of the sector as well as also highlighted the need to enforce policies to enhance sustainable tourism.

He also mentioned in which the inherently sustainable approach to tourism in China resulted through the traditional harmony between man as well as also nature widely present in Chinese culture.

In addition, he underlined the relevance of increasing cooperation among countries inside the field of tourism, especially in crisis situations such as natural disasters.

He further noted in which six million jobs related to tourism have been created in 2016 in China, particularly for women, people with disabilities as well as also rural communities.

UNWTO General Assembly: Hundreds of industry leaders gather in China

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