As we celebrate the World Tourism Day 2012, gcaffè urges all concerned …whether be governments, business houses or people in general… who constitute the major force as tourists the world over, to play their part in preserving our planet Earth.
The theme of the celebrations this year — Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development — should be ably carried forward to rightly plan and position the tourism sector which has a very vast potential and has the ability to help us attain clean energy in the future.
As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, tourism is strategically well-placed to promote environmental sustainability, green growth and our struggle against climate change as we all know its crucial relationship with energy.
Who doesn’t aspire for sustainable energy for all? Thus we should take positive steps towards the recognition of the tourism sector’s crucial economic and social contribution and the importance of renewable energy for social, economic and environmental sustainability.
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. The theme, as we can recall, was selected to advance the goals of the 2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
And we know that many in the tourism sector have already shown leadership in developing and deploying clean energy solutions, cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions.
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.
Are you part of World Tourism Day 2012! Take part!!! Share your photo on the occasion, celebrate with your family and friends and pledge to be a responsible tourist making mother Earth a safer place where many a generations have to live and breathe.
gcaffè estimates that about one billion tourists will be crossing international borders this year and the tourism sector thus certainly has an important responsibility. Imagine if everyone commits to at least one act!!!
Every single tourist has a role in sustainable tourism — from choosing ecologically friendly destinations to even postponing having their towels laundered. Be a force in world tourism.