World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) this year is being held under the theme Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development.

Official celebrations will take place tomorrow in Maspalomas, Spain and you can download the full schedule here or follow the story on twitter at #WTD2012.

This year’s theme aims to highlight tourism’s role in a brighter energy future; a future in which the world’s entire population has access to modern, efficient and affordable energy services.

Tourism, one of the world’s largest economic sectors, has already taken important steps towards this future – improving energy efficiency and increasingly using renewable energy technologies in its operations. These steps are creating jobs, lifting people out of poverty and helping to protect the planet. World Tourism Day aims to highlight where the industry has got to so far, and where it can go next.

For more information about the day and how to get involved go to www.wtd.unwto.org/en/homewtd2012
For background info on the hotel sector and renewable/ sustainable energy go to our Carbon & Energy articles.

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