Building on the Charter for Sustainable Tourism adopted at the first World Conference on Sustainable Tourism in 1995, Sustainable Tourism +20 addressed adaptation to the current world situation twenty years later.  Sustainable Tourism +20 was therefore the major event of 2015 to bring together the key actors in sustainable tourism in the search for a new drive to work towards its goals.  The important themes of the summit were Preserving Our Common Heritage, Tourism Supporting Biodiversity, Climate Change & Tourism, Redistributing Wealth and Looking for Peace, Partnerships for a Sustainable Future and Intelligent Visions and Innovation. Access the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism adopted at the conference here.

Participants in the event included international organizations, international tourism industry associations, local governments, destinations and authorities, NGOs, developers, travel agancies and other booking venues (websites) specializing in sustainable tourism, major hotel chains, and scientific and academic institutions.  The working languages of the Summit were Spanish, English and Euskera.

Who:  GSTC was one of the co-organizers of the Summit and GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini was among the speakers.

What:  ST+20 gives you the opportunity to highlight and share the best practices and success stories on the field of sustainable tourism, as well as presenting posters and exhibition stands during the Summit.  Do not miss the opportunity to participate in sustainable tourism event of these years!

When: November 26-27, 2015

Where: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country (Spain)

Participate:  For further information please visit:    You can also become ST+20 partner: more information.  The programme can be accessed here.