ACTA makes a formal pledge to uphold ethical tourism principals

Published on : Friday, November 22, 2013

ACTADavid McCaig , president and COO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), participated in the 1st Summit of Presidents of Travel Agencies Associations.

 

During this summit, David reinforced ACTA’s commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism by putting his signature on a document crafted by the UNWTO for prestigious private sector tourism associations and enterprises worldwide. By signing, ACTA made a formal pledge to uphold ethical tourism principals related to the sustainable and, above all, responsible development of tourism, enshrined within the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics.

 

Given ACTA’s standing as one of the foremost tourism associations in Canada , Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO delivered a formal letter to David asking for ACTA’s participation in a special signing ceremony taking place at the 1st Summit of Presidents of Travel Agencies.

 

In signing, ACTA undertakes to promote the Code of Ethics among partners, employees and/or shareholders, and to inform the World Committee on Tourism Ethics about initiatives taken to implement the code’s principals.

 

Source:- ACTA

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