As the United Nations General Assembly affirmed when announcing the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, tourism can contribute to all the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – and each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Not only does the sector spearhead growth, it also improves the quality of people’s lives. It can bolster environmental protection, champion diverse cultural heritage, and strengthen peace in the world.
In this spirit, World Tourism Day 2017 presents a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the international community, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.
” On this year’s World Tourism Day (27 September 2017) whenever you travel, wherever you travel, remember to Respect nature, Respect culture, Respect your host”. ~Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Reethi Beach Resort organized for this year’s World Tourism Day, an island cleaning session of the island B. Dandhoo together with the help of several fantastic guests!
We hope you’ll join us next year:)