World Tourism day (JMT) in Antsiranana
Carnival, visit of stands, culinary contest, inauguration of the new Hall of the post, raffle, virtual animation... A rich and varied program during the celebration of the world day of tourism (JMT) in Antsiranana which was also marked by a series of conferences on various themes. Sustainable tourism to air transport, passing through security in tourist sites, renewable energy, Diego Bay...
Roland Ratsiraka seized the opening ceremony of the international fair of Antsiranana organized as part of the JMT 2017 to announce the arrival today 1 November of the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai. And this, at the invitation of the Madagascan Minister of tourism which seeks to improve the visibility of the sector internationally after the plague epidemic which had resulted 10 to 15% cancellations of reservations among tourists. This is not the case of the SG of the UNWTO which has not hesitated to make the trip as a sign of solidarity and support to Madagascar and the Malagasy people in general, but also and above all to be to the rescue of the tourism sector.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations institution for the promotion of responsible tourism, sustainable and accessible to all.
Organization international leader in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as an engine of economic growth, development without exclusion and environmental sustainability. Institution of reference, It provides assistance to the sector to advance knowledge and worldwide tourism policies.
UNWTO encourages the application of the Global Code of ethics for tourism in order to maximize the socio-economic benefits of tourism while limiting its possible negative impact to a minimum. The Organization made a commitment to promote tourism as an instrument to achieve the objectives of sustainable development in order to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development around the world. The UNWTO is a source of knowledge on the market, promotes policies and instruments for a sustainable and competitive tourism, promotes education and training in the field of tourism, and strives to make tourism an efficient tool at the service of development through its technical assistance projects in more of 100 countries of the world.
Its members include 156 countries and 6 associate members and more than 500 Affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism and local tourist associations.