The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world.”

In terms of evaluating the International Year, has created the following checklist:

1)We’d like to learn about tourism and development
2)We’d like the IY2017 to be a window into UNWTO and partners
3)We’d like the IY2017 to be fully engaged via the social web
•Facebook, Flickr, Google, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube
•Livestreaming and archived video
•Resources for remote participants
4)We’d like the IY2017 events to engage locals and teach visitors about the host venues
5)We’d like the IY2017 to be a catalyst for satellite events and viewing parties
6)We’d like the IY2017 to be particularly friendly to Indigenous Peoples
7)We’d like the IY2017 to serve as an example of responsible travel embedded in tourism events
8) We’d like the IY2017 to address climate change
9) We’d like the IY2017 to address migration and the legal movement of people
10) We’d like the IY2017 to serve as an example of Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017’s Spotlight Award Nomination (2017)

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