Sustainable tourism the key focus of UNWTO meeting in Fiji

Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UNWTOThe United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its 30th Joint Commissions Meeting in Nadi, Fiji’s third largest city with keen focus on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable tourism development.

 

 

 

Hosting  the three-day  meeting in the Pacific for the first time was crucial for the region quipped Fiji’s Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya.

 

Fiji, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia and Papua New Guinea were the countries who attended the meeting.Fiji and the pacific got an opportunity to  showcase  its tourism.

 

 

The minister further that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism showed what Fiji and the region can offer in tourism products.

 

 

The meeting also highlighted the challenges that the nations faced due to climate change.Tourism in Fiji and the Pacific contributes majorly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs a large number of Pacific citizens.

 

 

Fiji contributes 30% to the GDP and employs 1 in 3 persons in the workforce.The unsustainable practices around the world have been causing an adverse effect on the livelihood of the people.

 

 

Koya further mentioned that the Pacific region had been the smallest contributors to global warming.But they will be the one mostly affected by the climate change due to the raising sea level which further effects arable lands.

 

The Regional Seminar on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism Development being held in the margins of the Joint Commissions Meeting aptly timed.

 

 

Through this seminar the Pacific Island countries could bring to the forefront the challenges faced by the region.

 

 

 

Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama the economic engine of the global tourism has changed the lives of millions across the Asia Pacific region.With UNWTO’s partnership they will be further committed to pursue sustainable practices.

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