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Portugal tourism launches sustainability Observatory

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The Turismo de Portugal applies a sustainability measures referred to 2020, with the creation of the Observatory for sustainable tourism of Alentejo, whose memorandum of understanding is signed today, dia 1 de junho, at 12:15, the Hotel m'ar de AR (Évora), as part of the Green Project Awards Conference dedicated to sustainable tourism.

Following the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization (OMT) for your international network of Observatories for sustainable tourism, the implementation guidelines this Observatory were defined by Turismo de Portugal, in partnership with the tourism of Alentejo ERT, the University of Évora, the Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre Instituto Politécnico de Santarém and.

Considering the importance of sustainability in Tourism Strategy 2027, the Turismo de Portugal has joined efforts to the ILO in the promotion of the international year of sustainable tourism for development, taking place in 2017, and launches today a set of measures of sustainability for the industry, the implement until 2020.

In addition to the creation of a regional observatory of sustainability in the Alentejo, and in order to fulfill your Action Plan for sustainability 2017-2020, the Turismo de Portugal is developing the inclusive Tourism Tourism ALL program for ALL; the Portuguese project Waves, sustainable management of beaches ' surf spots '; the Portuguese Trails, recovery and sustainability of the programme anchor strokes of Cycling & Walking of the Portuguese tourist regions; partnerships with NGOs to promote environmental awareness of the sector's agents; e, finalmente, the program Valuing, as an instrument focused on regeneration and rehabilitation of public spaces with interest for tourism, the tourist valorization of cultural and natural heritage of the country, promoting conditions for the devolution of demand, the reduction in seasonality and value creation.

Sustainability is at the heart of Tourism Strategy 2027, whose main purpose is to claim tourism as a "hub" for economic development, environmental and social throughout the territory, placing Portugal as one of the most competitive and sustainable tourist destinations of the world.