MoT organised ‘CEO round table on Sustainable Tourism’ to enhance awareness of industry stakeholders
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | November 29, 2022 | News
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The Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Responsible Tourism Society of India (RTSOI) organised a ‘CEO round table on Sustainable Tourism’ on November 25. The National Strategy for Sustainable Tourism and with an objective to enhance engagement and participation of industry stakeholders in the transition of Tourism sector towards sustainability pathway.
The round table aimed to enhance awareness of industry stakeholders on national and global priorities for sustainable tourism and share and promote best practices on sustainable tourism. The round table saw participation from CEOs, senior-mid level representatives from the key industry groups, Ministry of Tourism, UN in India, UNEP, Responsible Tourism Society of India, and technical agencies/experts working on Sustainable Tourism.
Arvind Singh, Ministry of Tourism said, “Everybody wants to mainstream sustainability in all aspects of life, including tourism and highlighted the fact that with G20 around the corner it is important to step up our commitment towards it.”
He also informed that there are four tourism track meetings slated to be held during G-20. Arvind Singh added that it is the ideal time that India should take the leadership position in responsible tourism.
According to the official release, “Tourism sector’s contribution to a growing economy and livelihoods for millions of people, is well recognised. It is an important driver for growth in economic activities and local livelihoods and an essential medium for showcasing natural and cultural heritage.”
It further added, “The COVID19 pandemic has further highlighted the link between human health risk, biodiversity, and the economic system, underscoring the need to simultaneously boost resilience and sustainability of the tourism sector, in response to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, to ensure prosperity for all.”
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The round table aimed to enhance awareness of industry stakeholders on national and global priorities for sustainable tourism and share and promote best practices on sustainable tourism.