CICOPA analyses the role of cooperatives in the World Social Tourism Congress

In tyhe frmework of the World Social Tourism Congress held in Zagreb, 18-21 October, ISTO, the International Organization of Social Tourism, invited CICOPA, in the name of the International Cooperative Alliance, to join a panel on the relationship between social and sustainable tourism and social economy and cooperatives within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with the presence of Marcio Favilla, Executive Director at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

31 October 2016

Bruno Roelants, Secretary General of CICOPA argued that cooperatives have both direct and indirect impact on social and sustainable tourism, which is mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 12 (employment and sustainable production and consumption), with big cooperation potential at the eve of the 2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism. The Cooproute project, created by the regional organisation of CICOPA for Europe, was also mentioned.

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