Goa Roadmap for Tourism – 11-09-2023

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    Syllabus: GS-3/Indian Economy

    In News

    • The G20 leaders endorsed the significance of the Goa Roadmap for tourism as a path towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030.

    About Goa Roadmap:

    • It provides a blueprint of the sustainable global tourism.
    • The roadmap offers a comprehensive strategy for nations to align their tourism policies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
    • Its focuses on the five interconnected priorities identified by the G20 Tourism Working Group i.e. Green tourism, digitalisation, skills, tourism MSMEs and destination management.

    Other Initiatives Launched For Promotion of Sustainable Tourism

    • G20 and SDG Dashboard: The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched this program. 
      • It will serve as a global repository showcasing best practices and case studies of sustainable tourism from G20 nations.
    • Tourism for tomorrow: This program is announced by the Ministry of Tourism to identify case studies and best practices aligned with five priorities of G20 Goa roadmap, which have been implemented by the states, Destinations and Industry Stakeholders, which can be replicated and scaled up across the country.
      • The competition will be launched on World Tourism Day on September 27.
    • Travel for LiFE Initiative: It is inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment). 
      • It involves tourists and business to take simple actions to take actions for environmental protection and climate action.
      • Ministry of Tourism has aligned its programs and initiatives for promoting sustainable tourism under ‘Travel for LiFE’ program and the campaign.
    United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

    – It was founded in 1946 and has its headquarters in Madrid, Spain.
    – It comprises 159 member states,6 associate members, 2 observers and India joined it in 1975.
    – It is the world’s leading international tourist organization, promoting tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development, and environmental sustainability.
    1. It advocates the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism in order to optimize tourism’s socio economic contribution.

    Source: PIB