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Spain will lead the sustainable tourism development of the UN

9 August, 2023

Spain has presented at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, “Tourism to achieve the SDGs: uniting countries and businesses to guide urgent action”, held by the United Nations, the actions being carried out to make the country a leader in sustainable tourism in the European Union.

At the event, a consensus was reached on the objective mechanisms for measuring sustainability in tourism. The measuring device for the public sector would provide the different administrations with data to design innovative policies to improve the sector’s sustainability. The second mechanism under discussion is designed to involve the private sector in the same objective.

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Spain is working closely with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), whose headquarters are in Madrid, to develop a framework for objectively measuring sustainability in tourism. The Secretariat of State for Tourism - to which Turespaña belongs - has been developing environmentally, socially and economically sustainable tourism products.