G20 supports the "Goa Roadmap" and the "Travel for LIFE" program to resurrect the tourist industry.
The ‘Goa Roadmap’ and the ‘Travel for LIFE’ program received unanimous support at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Delhi, catapulting India to the forefront of sustainable tourism activities.
According to a news statement from the Ministry of Tourism, the summit brought together world leaders who shared a similar vision for a better world and emphasized the critical role that tourism and culture play in long-term socioeconomic growth.
The unequivocal support of tourism and culture as engines for sustained socio-economic growth and prosperity during the G20 Leaders’ Summit was a success.
The press release stated that the importance of the “Goa Roadmap for Tourism” in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was stressed in the “G20 Leaders Declaration,” which was approved during the summit.
The ‘Goa Roadmap,’ the centerpiece project of India’s G20 Tourism Track, acts as a revolutionary guide for all-encompassing sustainable tourism. According to the press release, it emphasizes the importance of tourism to society, the economy, and environmental stewardship and is in line with the topic of India’s G20 Presidency.
The G20 Tourism Working Group’s five interrelated priorities—Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, Tourism MSMEs, and Destination Management—are all addressed in the plan.
It provides a thorough plan for countries to match their tourist regulations with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard was introduced by the Ministry of Tourism in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to aid in the roadmap’s implementation.
In order to assist countries and industry stakeholders in their path toward attaining the SDGs through tourism, this effort will serve as a global repository, displaying best practices and case studies of sustainable tourism practices and regulations from G20 nations.
The Goa Roadmap will be implemented with the help of education and awareness efforts from the Ministry of Tourism.
These initiatives seek to raise awareness of suggested activities among state and union territory governments and private players in order to promote sustainable, resilient, and inclusive tourism. read the press release.
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing a nationwide competition on “Tourism for Tomorrow” in an effort to identify and spread excellent practices in line with the “Goa Roadmap.”
According to the press release, this competition, which is set to begin on World Tourism Day, September 27, will discover and promote effective activities that may be reproduced and scaled up throughout the nation.
The introduction of the “Travel for LiFE” project, which was motivated by the Prime Minister’s vision of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), is another important development.
According to the press release, this campaign encourages travelers and travel-related businesses to take quick, effective steps for environmental preservation and climate change. This project is in line with the ‘Travel for LiFE’ program’s mission to promote ethical and sustainable travel.
The Ministry of Tourism hopes for a more environmentally friendly, peaceful, and harmonious future where everyone may experience strong, fair, and sustainable growth. According to the press release, they are dedicated to making the host cities of the G20 gatherings in India become popular MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) destinations for gatherings both domestically and outside.
With steadfast commitment, the Ministry is ready to take the lead in promoting sustainable tourism practices that will be felt for years to come all over the world.