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Costa Rica to Host the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism

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This October, Costa Rica will host the 6th  International Conference on Sustainable Tourism: Planet, People, and Peace.

The main objective of this landmark event is to “celebrate and promote the tourism sector’s contribution to building a better world”.

The conference takes place in the format of a “learning platform” and seeks to unite entrepreneurs and world leaders from different sectors to share knowledge and experiences.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai will be in charge of opening this conference and will introduce the experts in tourism and environment, who will give presentations between October 9th and 11th.

More than 110 global experts in sustainable tourism from 26 countries on all 5 continents have offered their views in the five previous editions, attended by more than a thousand national and international attendees.

The 2017 edition “is even more special for the tourism industry” according to Mauricio Ventura, Tourism Minister of Costa Rica, as well as celebrating this event in Costa Rica this year “the UN honored our country with the appointment of President Luis Guillermo Solís as special ambassador “.

The Costa Rican tourism development model, Ventura recalled, is based on “three axes of action: social, environmental and economic, as a tool for the promotion of culture, the authenticity of peoples and to promote the social and economic well-being of the communities. ”