Adventure Next Latin America: sustainability and inclusion at the center of tourism recovery
Public and private sector leaders agree to put UNWTO's vision into practice
UNWTO has welcomed the commitment made by tourism leaders at the Adventure Next Latin America summit to realign the sector along a path of greater resilience and sustainability.
The tourism trade event welcomed the Ministers of Tourism from Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Honduras, along with high-level representatives from the governments of Brazil and Jordan. They were joined by leaders from the private sector, brought together by the Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA).
The summit culminated in the signing by all parties of the Declaration: "Transformation towards the future of tourism", a clear commitment to act on the UNWTO call for the public and private sectors to work together and seize the opportunity to place the Sustainability and inclusion at the center of the restart and recovery of the sector. The Declaration states: “the future of tourism is collaborative, bringing together the ancestral wisdom of local and indigenous communities with pioneering scientific and economic knowledge in the service of long-term stewardship of integrated ecosystems”.
At the same time, the Declaration also makes clear the commitment of the signatories to advance in the “transformation towards a tourism economy that is carbon neutral and more socially resilient”. In November, Panama was one of the founding signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, launched by the UNWTO at the COP26 summit.