Italy will host the first Global Youth Tourism Summit this June in its coastal town of Sorrento, southwest of the country. Organized by the World Tourism Organization, the event will take place from 27 of June to 3 July and will bring together the youth from all over the world to give them a platform for sharing ideas and views on further development of the sector, allowing new generation of future specialists to collaborate with leaders of politics and business.
“Young people can play a major role in overcoming the crisis facing the tourism sector. They can also be an active agent of recovery and change and play a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable tourism, which is an essential if we want to achieve sustainable development. We are all looking forward to welcoming you to wonderful Sorrento,” as Italy’s Minister of Tourism, Massimo Garavaglia, noted.
The focus of the Summit revolves around the topic of Sustainable Tourism, a concept that implies taking full account of current and future economic, social and environmental impact by all the parties of Travel ecosystem.
“The objective of the event is to bring participants, selected and from all over the world, to live a unique experience, promoting the comparison and ensure that the new generations can pursue the mission of environmental sustainability. To animate it will be young people aged between 12 and 18 years, who will confront themselves and contribute to the definition of the World Tourism Agenda 2030,” The Mayor of Sorrento, Massimo Coppola, emphasizes.