Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join
the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories
(INSTO), an initiative of the UNWTO aimed at helping destinations
better manage tourism.
This latest INSTO member, the first in
Argentina, brings the total number of observatories in the global
network to 27.
Joining INSTO will help the Tourism Observatory of
Buenos Aires better monitor the environmental and social impacts
of tourism at the local level. Data collected by the observatory
will be used to strengthen the sustainability of the city’s
tourism sector and help guide policy and decision making.
Mr. Gonzalo Robredo, President of the Buenos
Aires Tourism Board, said, “By joining the INSTO Network, we
reinforce our commitment to maximising the benefits of the tourism
activity in the city of Buenos Aires, not only from an economic
perspective, but with a focus on the cultural, social and
environmental dimensions of tourism. We believe that
sustainability is a key to guaranteeing that tourism has a
positive impact on local communities while also providing visitors
with an authentic tourist experience.”
The new INSTO member will join the global INSTO
Meeting on 22 and 23 October 2019 at the UNWTO Headquarters in
Madrid, where monitoring experiences are shared annually to
further strengthen the collective commitment to generate regular
and timely evidence about tourism impacts around the world.
“By becoming the latest member of our dynamic
INSTO network, the city of Buenos Aires once again demonstrates
its commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism,” said UNWTO
Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili. “Thanks to the pioneering
work of the Observatory, Buenos Aires is benefitting from an
evidence-based approach to tourism policies and I am confident
that our newest member will make a positive contribution to our
growing INSTO network.”
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