Global Youth Tourism Summit | UN TOURISM NEWS #45

Global Youth Tourism Summit | UN TOURISM NEWS #45

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Global Youth Tourism Summit - 27 June – 3 July | Sorrento, Italy

The Global Youth Tourism Summit (GYTS) is a new platform, developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), that aims to empower youth to take an active part in decision-making processes within the tourism sector.

UNWTO Global Youth Tourism Summit (GYTS)
Awake Tourism Challenge
“Sorrento Call to Action”: Youth to Play an Active Role in Tourism’s Future

The first Global Youth Tourism Summit concluded with the launch of the Sorrento Call to Action, a bold and ground-breaking vision for young people to be active participants in tourism’s restart and growth as a pillar of sustainable and inclusive development.

UNWTO to Hold Emergency General Assembly on Russian Membership
“Be Messengers of Hope”: Pope Francis Addresses Global Youth Tourism Summit

His Holiness Pope Francis has sent an historic message of support to UNWTO’s first Global Youth Tourism Summit.

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba Connects Sport and Tourism in Youth Summit Masterclass

Mr Drogba engaged in an honest and open dialogue covering many topics ranging from his personal journey to fame, the importance of giving back through his own philanthropic Foundation, and the vital role of tourism as a driver of mutual respect, sustainability, and for bringing together sports fans from all over the world.

Peace and International
Peace and International Solidarity Celebrated as Global Youth Tourism Summit Ends

The first Global Youth Tourism Summit concluded by showcasing the power of tourism for youth empowerment, international solidarity and peace.


28 June | Tackling plastics pollution
Amy and Ella Meek of Kids against Plastic show how tourism can become more environment-friendly


28 JUNE | Opening ceremony

Discover the mission and vision of the Global Youth Tourism Summit


28 June | Tourism and peace

Salam Hamzeh Ghaith, Founder of the Smallworld International Foundation highlights how tourism is a genuine driver of peace


28 JUNE | Tourism and local culture
Don’t miss this pizza night with UNWTO Ambassador and pizzaiolo Gino Sorbillo!


29 June | Tourism and sustainable gastronomy
Join UNWTO Ambassador and Chef, Pilar Rodríguez, as we dive deep into tourism and gastronomy linkages.


30 JUNE | Tourism and sports
Be part of this sports masterclass with UNWTO Ambassador and football legend, Didier Drogba.


1 July | Youth Empowerment
UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, makes the case for youth to be included in decision-making processes.


1 July | Ask your Minister
GYTS participants ask Tourism Ministers about the opportunities to rebuild a better tourism.

1 July | UNWTO General Assembly simulation
Find what’s behind the scenes of UNWTO’s most important meeting.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Youth: Focus on Asia and Italy
This report explores the real-life consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for young people in two different geographical regions and cultural contexts during 2020-2021

Adventure on sight! What a fun day we had at the #MSC Sporting Club of #Sorrento. Our GYTSers spent an incredible afternoon learning a great deal about sustainable tourism, how to berth cargo ships into port and how to knot like a real Master.
@msccargo @msccruisesofficial THIS DAY is one we won’t forget
#GYTS2022 #MSCCruises #MSCCargo #MSCFoundation #Youth4Tourism #AWorldOfDiscovery


GYTSers love a morning full of knowledge
Especially when it’s about learning new ways to accelerate the development of #SustainableTourism
@mastercard please accept our deepest gratitude, this incredible educational session would have not been here today if it wasn’t for you!
#Youth4Tourism #GYTS #MastercardItalia #priceless #pricelessplanet


Our #gytsdelegates are having so much fun at the break out session on TOURISM FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT 
Which was you favourite moment?Comment below
#GYTS #GYTS2022 #Youth4Tourism


When in Italy, do as the ITALIANS do and… learn how to make PIZZAS!
@sorbillo for making this night extra special
#GinoSorbillo #UNWTO #Pizza #GYTS #GYTS22

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