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UNWTO: World Tourism Day Focuses on Climate Change

 Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change 27 September 2008: The World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO)

World Tourism Day, which was organized around the theme “Tourism Responding to

the Challenge of Climate Change,” was hosted in Lima, Peru, and celebrated on

27 September 2008.

World Tourism Day kicked-off a year-long campaign during

which UNWTO aims to: raise awareness of the positive role of tourism in

sustainable development; advance tourism in the UN global response to the

challenges of climate change and poverty alleviation; promote the Davos Declaration

Framework for the Tourism Sector and encourage its implementation by all

stakeholders at a global level; encourage tourism stakeholders to adapt,

mitigate and use new technology; and secure financing for the poorest

countries. [World Tourism Day

website]