2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
One billion tourists travel the world every year. Tourism is a powerful socio-economic impulse that can make a positive contribution to the lives of millions of people, according to Banki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
To recognize and enhance the positive impact of sustainable tourism as an engine for social, economic and environmental development, 2017 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In Sustainability for all we compile some of articles we have published on sustainable tourism.
2015 and 2016 beat records of absolute heat, and in Sustainability for all we compile our summer articles to show you the best tips to enjoy a sustainable summer.
In the countryside, on the beach, in the mountains or in the city we have many options to spend a few days off being responsible with the environment and tle local communities.
Guide to enjoy the best sustainable tourism
Traveling is definitely the best way to get in touch with different cultures, discover unique places and meet other people. However, it is important keeping in mind that when we leave our environment to get into unknown places we must meet a number of guidelines to ensure the care of the environment and contribute to socioeconomic development.
To help you better understand what the good practices of sustainable tourism are and which habits we must eradicate, we have prepared some tips in this quick guide that will be very useful when you go on vacation at any time of year and anywhere on the planet.
Accessible and sustainable tourism for everyone
"Tourism for all: promoting universal accessibility". This is the theme with which the World Tourism Day 2016, held on September 27, is presented. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), commemorates this day since 1980 with the aim of spreading the importance of tourism, specially this year in order to raise awareness of the barriers that persons with disabilities have to face when travelling.
This is why the WTO wants “to call upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in”.
Sustainable tourism destinations: Mexico
This gallery looks at some of the most sustainable destinations in Mexico based on the country’s 2015 Competitive and Sustainable Cities Index (IMCO), prepared by the Mexican Competitiveness Institute and the financial services provider Banamex.
Sustainable tourism destinations II: Canada
Canada as a whole is a leader in sustainable development, inclusive urban planning and reduction of pollutant emissions. Do you want to know what Canadian cities are the best sustainable destinations?
Sustainable tourism destinations III: Australia
We review the latest ranking by the platform Keep Australia Beautiful, a national organization created in the late 60s to promote the care of nature that today also promotes good sustainable practices in employment, education, health and environment throughout Australia.