Türkiye is intensifying efforts, led by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, to create a sustainable tourism industry that will also help the country achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The country, which launched the Safe Tourism Certificate program amidst the coronavirus pandemic, signed a collaboration agreement with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) earlier this year and became the first government in the world to develop a mandatory national program with the GSTC.
The Turkish tourism industry will be restructured with the 3-year agreement signed with the GSTC, which manages the global standards in sustainable tourism.
In the first stage of the agreement, the national program criteria will be determined, and inspection firms will receive training.
In the first week of February 2023, the stakeholders in the industry will become part of this process, according to daily Milliyet.
The first stage of the program will become operational in early 2023. The second stage will be carried out gradually in 2025. The program is planned to be concluded by 2030, when all international standards will be met.
This is an excerpt from an article published earlier by Hurriyet Daily News.