TreadRight FoundationTTCUNTWO

first_imgTreadRight FoundationTTCUNTWO Pictured: Cordula Wohlmuther, UNWTO Head of Institutional Relations and Resource Mobilization/IY2017; TTC CEO Brett Tollman; Miranda Tollman; and Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTOThe Travel Corporation (TTC) has become a Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The United Nations 70th General Assembly designated 2017 as the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with the aim to support changes in policies, business practices, and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contributes to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s.Over the years, TTC – in partnership with its TreadRight Foundation – has supported more than 40 sustainability projects in nearly as many destinations across the globe, to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership, and support for communities. “We were eager and honoured to support the UNWTO in this latest initiative because we recognise that our sector has a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to drive sustainable development around the world,” said TTC chief executive Brett Tollman.“In 2017, we look forward to helping mobilise industry stakeholders and educate policy-makers as well as the general public about the value of tourism to bring about positive change.”This year the global UN system, and global community at large, will promote tourism’s role in the following five key areas:      Inclusive and sustainable economic growthSocial inclusiveness, employment and poverty reductionResource efficiency, environmental protection and climate changeCultural values, diversity and heritageMutual understanding, peace and securityA full program of activities was unveiled by the UNWTO on January 18, 2017 on the occasion of the Opening of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development in Madrid, Spain at UNWTO Headquarters.TTC joins several other travel and tourism organisations from around the world as the first sponsors to join the UNWTO to support the program of activities recently unveiled at the opening of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development in Madrid.last_img read more