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Valletta Cruise Port signs UNWTO global code of ethics for tourism

Valletta Cruise Port has signed the UNWTO private sector commitment to the global code of ethics for tourism.

The Code is a frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism development endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001.

By adhering to the Code, signatories commit to implementing and promoting its principles in their business strategies and operations.

The Code’s ten principles cover the economic, social, cultural and environmental components of tourism.

To date, 514 companies and associations from 68 countries have joined this commitment.

'This represents a strong and effective pledge by Valletta Cruise Port to follow a comprehensive set of principles designed to guide key players in tourism development,' commented Stephen Xuereb, ceo of Valletta Cruise Port and coo of Global Ports Holding.

'The code aims to help maximise the sector’s benefits while
mitigating any potentially negative impacts on the environment, cultural heritage and communities,' he added.


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