WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Set for Nov. 7
By David Cogswell
June 20, 2012 11:27 PM
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, produced by the World Travel Market in association with the UNWTO, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at ExCeL London. Responsible tourism events are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 and 8. The event is now in its sixth year.
An opening ceremony will be held on the morning of WTM World Responsible Tourism Day with keynote speeches, debates, seminars as well as the presentation of Virgin Holidays Responsible Travel Awards, organized by ResponsibleTravel.com in partnership with World Travel Market, Metro, the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) and Geographical. Responsible tourism themes this year include Wildlife and Conservation, Catering for People with Disabilities, Tourism and Child Protection, Responsible Tourism Progress, Activity Tourism, and Responsible Volunteering.
Companies, organizations and individuals throughout the world will also be highlighting the day with their own activities such as press conferences, trade fairs, clean-up operations, consumer promotions and competitions. More than 100 companies have already applied to use the official 2012 WTM World Responsible Tourism Day logo on their marketing, sales and PR material and 70 have been approved so far. Official logo users receive valuable international profiling benefits.