Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

The entire crew at “Egypt Tours Inn” is aware of the value of sustainable tourism, and we encourage our guests to have a good impact while they are in Egypt. In a world populated by variables like greenhouse gases and omissions in our atmosphere, we are fully conscious of the importance of keeping our environment clean and well-cared for. The Global Code of Ethics for Tourists (GCET) is a comprehensive collection of principles intended to direct important stakeholders in tourism development. It serves as a fundamental frame of reference for ethical and sustainable tourism. It strives to assist maximize the sector’s benefits while limiting any potential detrimental effects on the environment, cultural heritage, and society around the world. It is addressed to governments, the travel industry, communities, and tourists alike.

The World Tourism Organization’s General Assembly adopted this resolution in 1999, and the United Nations formally recognized it two years later, which specifically encouraged UNWTO to support the efficient implementation of its provisions. The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE), to which stakeholders may bring questions regarding the application and interpretation of the agreement, is acknowledged in the Code as a function even though it is not legally binding. The economic, social, cultural, and environmental aspects of travel and tourism are sufficiently covered by the Code’s ten principles:

Article 1: Tourism’s contribution to mutual understanding and respect between peoples and societies

Article 2: Tourism as a vehicle for individual and collective fulfillment

Article 3: Tourism, a factor of sustainable development

Article 4: Tourism, a user of the cultural heritage of mankind and contributor to its enhancement

Article 5: Tourism, beneficial activity for host countries and communities

Article 6: Obligations of stakeholders in tourism development

Article 7: Right to tourism

Article 8: Liberty of tourist movements

Article 9: Rights of the workers and entrepreneurs in the tourism industry

Article 10: Implementation of the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

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