Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
Rabat in Morocco has collaborated with the UNWTO as the official sponsor of the program of activities planned for the celebration of the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017′ (IY2017). Morocco places sustainable tourism at the center of its tourism strategy.
The principal aim of this year’s celebration is to increase awareness among public decision-makers for making tourism a catalyst for positive change. It’s part of Morocco’s 2030 Sustainable Development Program, as said by the country’s Ministry of Tourism.
This second edition brought together more than 300 national and international guests, including several members of the government, African ministerial delegations, international organizations, tourism professionals and members of civil society. Morocco is also aiming a program for the celebration of the IY2017 at the African scale in the form of a caravan to promote the African Charter of Sustainable Tourism including the best practices of sustainable tourism in Africa.
The celebration of IY2017, entitled ‘Sustainable tourism: a genuine and responsible approach’, is part of the actions already committed to the promotion of sustainable tourism aiming to raise consciousness of the field throughout the national territory.