UNWTO Best Tourism Villages ceremony focused on tourism for rural development

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UNWTO Best Tourism Villages ceremony focused on tourism for rural developmentFor rural communities everywhere, tourism is a hugely powerful force for growth and opportunity

Tourism's importance for rural development was the message at the heart of the Best Tourism Villages Ceremony.

The initiative is one of the pillars of the UNWTO Tourism for Rural Development Programme.  Every year, Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO recognizes destinations that stand out for their commitment to sustainability in all its aspects - economic, social, and environmental - and the preservation and promotion of community-based values.

Alongside the ceremony itself, the First Annual Meeting of the Best Tourism Villages Network, a platform for sharing of knowledge and experiences, was held. During the meeting, the villages discussed their challenges and opportunities as well as their work plans for the coming year. 

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