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Goa Roadmap and ‘Travel for LiFE’ program

 

Source: PIB

 Context: During the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Delhi, the leaders endorsed the “Goa Roadmap” and the “Travel for Life” program, both aimed at boosting the tourism sector.

InitiativeDescription
Goa RoadmapAligned with India’s G20 Presidency theme – Emphasizes the pivotal role of tourism in sustainable socio-economic development and environmental stewardship – Focuses on five priorities: Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, Tourism MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises), and Destination Management
G20 Tourism and SDG DashboardLaunched by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) – Serves as a global repository showcasing best practices and case studies on sustainable tourism from G20 nations
Tourism for Tomorrow CompetitionTo be launched by the Ministry of Tourism – A national competition aimed at identifying and recognizing best practices aligned with the priorities of the Goa Roadmap
Travel for LiFE ProgramInspired by the concept of “Lifestyle for Environment” (LiFE) promoted by India’s Prime Minister – Encourages tourists and tourist businesses to take simple actions benefiting the environment and climate – Promotes responsible and sustainable tourism – Recognizes both tourists and tourism businesses for their sustainable practices