IDEEA Group’s Carl Obst was a leading speaker at the 6th UN World Tourism Organization International Conference on Tourism Statistics held in Manila from 21-23 June.

Held during the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the conference focused on Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). It was a tremendous success with 1000 participants from over 70 countries hearing contributions from tourism ministers, chief statisticians, the corporate sector, research groups and a variety of other tourism stakeholders.

Led by the Government of the Philippines, the conference delivered the “Manila Call for Action”, which was adopted for development and implementation of a statistical framework for MST. With connections to the UN 2030 development agenda, this UNWTO led MST project is a leading example of integrated ecosystem services measurement. IDEEA Group is continuing to work with UNWTO to take this forward, and will keep you posted.