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World Tourism Day Campaign to focus on Climate Change

Un_world_tourism_organizationThe UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced that World Tourism Day 2008 will focus on Tourism's response to the challenges of climate change. It will be a yearlong campaign that will focus on increasing awareness of the Davos Declaration Process and encouraging its implementation by all stakeholders at a global level.

In

raising awareness on the positive role of tourism in sustainable

socio-economic development UNWTO aims to: advance tourism in the UN

global response to the challenges of climate change and poverty

alleviation; promote the Davos Declaration Process for the Tourism

Sector; and encourage tourism stakeholders to adapt, to mitigate and

use new technology and to secure financing for the poorest countries.

World Tourism Day 2008 will be hosted in Peru on 27 September, with

events planned for all UNWTO member States.

World Tourism Day – further information

UNWTO Press Release, 5 March 2008