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The Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation signed the Global Code of Ethics

October 23, 2015

The Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation (HNFR), as an Affiliate Member of UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed up to follow the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, a set of principles backed by the UNWTO and designed to guide the development of the industry.

 ’’The UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism is a roadmap for responsible and sustainable tourism development endorsed by the United Nations Generally Assembly in 2001. Its 10 principles, covering economic, social, cultural and environmental components of tourism, are intended to help maximize the sector’s benefits while minimizing any potential negative impacts.”

The commitment was made at the ISTO Tourism for All Forum in Albufeira, which brought together more than 200 stakeholders of social tourism from all around the world. High-profile tourism officials, business leaders, international organizations and experts discussed the general theme: "Tourism: Innovation and Sustainability". The Forum’s aim was to reflect on how to innovate the Tourism industry and at the same time respect ecological, regional, local development and social responsibility among other concepts which are part of sustainability.

Since its establishment HNFR was committed to the principles of the Code of Ethics for Tourism. With its dedication to make tourism attainable for all and with the continuous motivation to seek to facilitate social inclusion by integrating those groups of society into tourism, who otherwise would be isolated from it. HNFR received the honor to use the label of Ethical Tourist Operator.

As a signatory, HNFR is also invited to disseminate the Code to its partners, furthermore to share and exchange its best practices and good example through UNWTO communications.