Category Tourism

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM ETHICS RECOMMENDS RESPONSIBLE USE OF TRAVEL CERTIFICATES

COVID-19 certificates for international travel must be free, universally available and non-discriminatory. They must also be limited in time and use, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has recommended. As some countries work to welcome back visitors and restart tourism, the Committee met to assess the implications health certificates might have on tourism ethics. As […]

Ensuring Global Ethics of Tourism after COVID-19

World Committee on Tourism Ethics The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) met remotely on 5 June 2020 for a special session on COVID-19 and Tourism with the attendance of all Members and alternates. After deliberations, the following Statement was agreed: Statement of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

« It is evident that the sector’s engagement goes beyond symbolic CSR actions »

Tourism players going extra mile to lift virus-hit communities   By TTG Asia / Posted on 19 May, 2020 11:06 Employers from across global tourism are going beyond the call of duty in supporting their workers and communities, research carried out into the sector’s response to Covid-19 has found. The study, conducted by the World […]

“The GCET signatories have shown that they indeed care for the societies they operate in while striving to keep their businesses afloat”

RESEARCH SHOWS STRENGTH OF TOURISM SECTOR’S SUPPORT FOR WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES Employers from across global tourism are taking the lead in supporting their workers and helping the communities in which they operate, research carried out into the sector’s response to COVID-19 has found. As the sector faces up to an unprecedented challenge, the World Committee […]

Introduction by Pascal Lamy at the PEEC International Seminar in Papeete (20th to 22nd January 2020)

How to fight the negative impact of tourism in high density tourist zones I will be speaking not only in my PEEC capacity, but also as Chair of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, which sits by the UNWTO in Madrid. The purpose of this committee is to advocate, monitor, interpret and apply what used […]

Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Tel Aviv, Israel, 6 February 2018 : It is with great pleasure that UNWTO welcomes six new entities as signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics. In 2017, more than 1.3 billion tourists travelled the world; another 6 billion are estimated to travel every year within their own countries.