Urban tourism: move toward sustainable practices
With the aim of exchanging experiences in urban tourism management, tourism ministers and representatives from throughout the world met in Madrid on 10 May. The event was organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, and the City Council of Madrid.
Tourism has become one of the most effective engines of economic activity, social life and geography in many cities, owing above all to the processes of urbanization. But it also presents challenges that need to be addressed, including how to manage tourism growth sustainably, so as not to diminish its potential.