Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), unveiled the G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard on 5th September. Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy launched the dashboard in a virtual ceremony.
It showcases best practices, case studies, and insights from G20 countries, all modeled for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dashboard is a lasting legacy of India’s G20 Presidency, reflecting its dedication to global collaboration and sustainable growth in the global tourism industry.
The G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard serves as a comprehensive online public platform, amalgamating the collective knowledge of the G20 Tourism Working Group. It consolidates the GOA Roadmap, survey results, case studies, and best practices from G20 countries. The dashboard offers insights into sustainable tourism practices and also provides a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and growth.
The dashboard is a testament to India’s commitment to sustainable tourism.
The virtual launch witnessed participation from G20 member countries, invited countries, international organisations, various states and Union Territories and industry stakeholders.
Reddy highlighted the significance of this initiative. The Minister highlighted that ‘the G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard is a testament to our nation’s digital strides and serves as a beacon of knowledge for all the public and private stakeholders globally. It offers a wealth of knowledge and showcases best practices, all aimed at steering the tourism industry towards greater sustainability, resilience, and inclusivity.
An address from UNWTO said, “G20 countries represent over 70 per cent of tourism worldwide. Their leadership in the transformation of the sector is decisive.”
In today’s rapidly evolving tourism landscape, the G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard will act as a collaborative knowledge-sharing platform, guiding the global community towards more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive tourism. Its launch marks a significant milestone in the journey towards achieving the SDGs and reflects the collective commitment of the global community under India’s G20 Presidency.