Turkey's commitment to "green and sustainable tourism" at the UN

Turkey's commitment to "green and sustainable tourism" at the UN

Elif Balcı Fisunoğlu, Deputy General Manager of the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency, said, "As the 4th most visited country in the world, we are committed to making our tourism capacity green and sustainable, all-inclusive resorts and 5-star hotels."
Fisunoğlu talked about Turkey's work on tourism during and after the pandemic period, at the meeting themed "sustainable tourism" at the UN General Assembly.

Stating that the Kovid-19 epidemic caused the closure of borders and the dismissal of millions of people, especially in the tourism sector, Fisunoğlu also said that it provided the opportunity to rethink and design for a better future and sustainable tourism.

"The safe certification program, led by Turkey with the partnership between ministries during the pandemic, set an example for others in the reopening of the sector. Today, this program offers our international visitors peace of mind with 11,750 certified hotels, restaurants and tourism facilities. This structure brought by the safe tourism certification program." As of 2023, it will continue to be implemented permanently with the Safe and Green Tourism Certification Program, taking into account the sustainability conditions of the Turkish tourism model."

According to the news of AA; Stating that Turkey signed a cooperation agreement with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) for its national sustainable tourism program, Fisunoğlu said that the Turkish tourism sector will be restructured by 2030 with a three-stage certification process.

Stating that Turkey aims to leave a lasting legacy, an unspoiled and healthy world to future generations with its sustainability projects, and to make Turkey a more sustainable global tourism center, Fisunoğlu said, "As the 4th most visited country in the world, we have increased our tourism capacity to include all-inclusive resorts. and we are committed to making 5-star hotels green and sustainable." said.

Source: Haberturk