Tourism Forum Highlights the Need for the Sector to Respond to Climate Change

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) 24 October 2008: The Sixth International Tourism Forum for

Parliamentarians and Local Authorities convened in Cebu, Philippines, from

22-24 October 2008. Attendees considered how ‎‎national and local governments could

respond to the current economic downturn and maintain their commitments to

sustainability goals.

The Cebu Declaration, the unanimous outcome of the

Forum, inter alia, encourages, “Parliaments and Local Authorities to consider

the implementation of the recommendations of the Davos Declaration and to set

up appropriate programmes and projects that will enable their tourism sector to

respond to the global challenges of climate change.” [UNWTO

Press Release]