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World Tourism Day 2021

On the 27. Sept. 2021 was again the World Tourism Day of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). This year's motto was "Tourism for inclusive growth". With this, the UNWTO wants to reinforce that tourism should be more than profit and numbers, but can also succeed with respect for the environment and people.

Tourism, done right, can be a recognized pillar of many Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), particularly Goals 1 - No Poverty, 5 - Gender Equality, 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, and 10 - Reduce Inequalities, but equally tourism businesses can save resources and support greenhouse gas reductions.

Many international best practices and supporters of this motto can be found on the UNWTO website. World Tourism Day 2021: Tourism for Inclusive Growth (

But also in Austria, successes can be achieved on many levels, whereby the Austrian Ecolabel naturally focuses on the reduction of environmental impacts. In our collection of articels you will find many positive examples of our Austrian Ecolabel- and EU Ecolabel-hotels and also more and more tour operators want to offer their customers - from school groups to individual travelers - a sustainable travel experience.

The team of the Austrian Ecolabel is currently working on a guideline for tourism destinations, which, as an overall concept with all partners, bring about the sustainable development of their region and also have it checked.

Copyright by Barbara Dusek.