2017 International Year of Sustainable tourism: travel is for everyone and It contributes to the well-being of the territories

2017 International Year of Sustainable tourism: It is a statement of the United Nations, which commits all tourism operators to “to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental - while raising awareness of the true dimensions of a sector which is often undervalued.”, as per mouth of the UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

The resolution, adopted on 4 December 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.

This will be discussed in Florence on Friday, January 27th with an event organized by Travelability, Tuscany Region and Federalberghi. We asked Travelability to tell us its mission and its objectives.
They, like us Vivafirenze, are engaged in a challenge that concerns a more just and equitable tourism for all.
“Travelability was formed in Florence in order to create a new system of accessible tourism in Italy, for all those people who need a tourist support and / or care when planning a journey. The idea was conceived by its founders inspired by a tourism model that is becoming increasingly popular in Anglo-Saxon countries, in order to overcome all those barriers and difficulties that may be encountered in the organization of a trip in the event of non self-sufficiency.”

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home page of Travel-ability website

The slogan of this company is “Beyond the Challenges”: they want to go over the initial difficulties in travelling, allowing all people to travel and to feel free, finally realizing that journey to Italy, desired for a long time, but always postponed for the fear not to find abroad the attention that you have at home.
Travelling allows to know not only other worlds and cultures, but also to open your mind, activate yourself; this is the mission of Travelability, mission that VivaFirenze fully embraces! We are ready to live with travelers arriving in Florence this international year of sustainable tourism!

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