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Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The main objective of this international year of sustainable tourism for development is to “celebrate and promote the tourism sector’s contribution to building a better world” and, in this context, this conference formally brings “a learning platform that brings together entrepreneurs and world leaders from different sectors to exchange knowledge and share experiences,” according to the statement.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Dr. Taleb Rifai will be in charge of launching this conference.
More than 110 global experts in sustainable tourism from 26 countries on all 5 continents have offered their views in the five previous editions, attended by more than a thousand national and international attendees.
This conference “is even more special for the tourism industry” according to Mauricio Ventura, Tourism Minister of Costa Rica, as well as celebrating this international year “the UN honored our country with the appointment of President Luis Guillermo Solís as special ambassador.”