International Conference for Decision Makers on Standards for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Middle East

Date

17 December 2008 - 19 December 2008

El Gouna
Égypte

Under the banner “Egypt on the Way to a Sustainable Destination”, the conference addressed the question not whether and when to make tourism more sustainable, but how to take the first steps now. As a result, a common declaration was signed by the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, the CEO of Orascom Hotels & Development and the official representatives of the UNWTO, UNEP and the IH&RA outlining that Egypt, as a tourism destination, will use and implement the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria with their tourism industry towards the goal of making the tourist industry more sustainable.