The Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting will be held in Srinagar from May 22 to 24, 2023. The meeting will be hosted by the Government of India and will be attended by representatives from all G20 member countries, as well as invited countries and international organizations. The meeting will focus on two key deliverables: the GOA Roadmap for Tourism as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Declaration.
The GOA Roadmap for Tourism is a comprehensive document that outlines a vision for sustainable tourism in India. The roadmap is based on the principles of sustainable development, which means that it takes into account the economic, social, and environmental impacts of tourism. The roadmap also emphasizes the importance of community participation and the need to protect India’s natural and cultural heritage.
The G20 Tourism Ministers’ Declaration is a statement of commitment to the development of sustainable tourism. The declaration was adopted at the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting in Antalya, Turkey in 2015. The declaration calls on G20 countries to work together to promote sustainable tourism and to support the development of tourism as a driver of economic growth and job creation.
In addition to the two key deliverables, the Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting will also discuss five key priority areas: green tourism, digitalization, skills, MSMEs, and destination management. These priority areas are essential for accelerating the transition of the tourism sector and achieving the 2030 SDGs.
Green tourism is tourism that is developed and managed in a way that minimizes its environmental impact. Digitalization is the use of technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tourism operations. Skills development is essential to ensure that the tourism workforce has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of the sector. MSMEs are small and medium-sized enterprises that play a vital role in the tourism sector. Destination management is the process of planning, organizing, and managing tourism activities in a specific destination.
The Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting is an important opportunity for G20 countries to come together and discuss how to promote sustainable tourism. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for India to showcase its rich cultural heritage and its potential as a tourism destination.
In addition to the official meetings, there will also be a number of side events and activities taking place during the Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting. These events will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn more about India’s tourism sector and to network with other tourism professionals.
The Third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting is a significant event for India and for the global tourism sector. The meeting will provide an opportunity for G20 countries to come together and discuss how to promote sustainable tourism. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for India to showcase its rich cultural heritage and its potential as a tourism destination.