Buenos Aires joins UNWTO observatories to analyze tourism impact

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Buenos Aires joins UNWTO observatories to analyze tourism impact
Tue August 27, 2019

The International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories is a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization whose objective is to help destinations manage tourism in an intelligent and sustainable way


Buenos Aires has been the last city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) whose objective is to help destinations manage tourism in an intelligent and sustainable way .

This last member of the INSTO - the first in Argentina - brings the total number of observatories of the Network to twenty seven. Joining the INSTO will help the Buenos Aires Tourist Observatory to better monitor the environmental and social impacts of tourism at the local level . The data collected by the Observatory will be used to reinforce the sustainability of the city's tourism sector and will help guide the policies and decisions adopted.

The Observatory has been instrumental in the development of a tourist intelligence system for destinations, which consists of a digital and interactive platform to compile and visualize data from a wide variety of sources. Through this dynamic tool, based on a macrodata infrastructure, the Observatory is transforming information into useful knowledge for the public and private sectors and generating essential empirical elements for tourism planning and management.

"By becoming the last member of our dynamic Network (the INSTO), the city of Buenos Aires once again demonstrates its commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism," says UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili. «Thanks to the pioneering work of the Observatory, Buenos Aires has an empirical basis in its tourism policies and I am sure that our newest member will contribute positively to this constantly growing Network».

Mr. Gonzalo Robredo, president of the Tourism Entity of Buenos Aires, adds: «By joining the INSTO, we reinforce our commitment to maximize the benefits of tourism activity in the city of Buenos Aires, not only from an economic perspective, but by doing Emphasize the cultural, social and environmental dimensions of tourism. We believe that sustainability is key to ensuring that tourism has a positive impact on local communities, while providing visitors with an authentic tourist experience ».

The new INSTO member will participate in the INSTO world meeting that will be held on October 22 and 23, 2019 at the UNWTO headquarters in Madrid, a meeting in which monitoring experiences are exchanged every year to strengthen each Once again, the collective commitment to generate empirical data on a regular and timely basis on the impacts of tourism in the world.

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