Celebration of the World Tourism Day in Italy
The celebration of the World Tourism Day in Italy includes two major events organized around the theme of this year dedicated to “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”:
On the 27 September 2012
The Italian Minister for Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport Piero Gnudi will sign an agreement aimed at the adoption of the principles of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics by the Italian regions, the most important national associations of the tourism industry and the national organizations of social and responsible tourism.
The initiative is part of the commitment of the Italian Government to the promotion and dissemination of the Code among all tourism stakeholders and is aimed at translating into real practice the principles of the Code. It is also a mean to formalize at institutional level best practices already adopted by the tourism industry and foster their replicability.
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On the 29 and 30 September 2012
A two-day national event is organized by the Molise Region - one of the smallest and greenest in Italy -, under the leadership of the National Office for Pastoral Care of Leisure, Tourism and Sport and in cooperation with major tourism associations of Christian inspiration.
The event includes a one-day trip to archeological, cultural and religious sites of the region and a conference under the title “Tourism and Sustainable Energy. Powering Sustainable Development” with the participation of – among others - representatives of the territory, of the IPA CBC Adriatic Programme and of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics.