UNWTO Global Tourism Conference

The United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2015 approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development The resolutions recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.

Tourism greatly contributes to inclusive growth and jobs, representing around 10% of global GDP and one out of eleven jobs worldwide. This global conference aims to catalyze the potential of tourismĀ“s contribution to the 2030 Agenda by strengthening partnerships for development

Organized in the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this conference will bring together world leaders from the tourism industry along with governments and international development organizations to design an international road map for inclusive economic growth and social development via tourism.

Location: Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica

Dates: November 27, 2017 - November 29, 2017