Two Jordanian students, Yazan Majali and Miral Haddad, from the Jordanian Hotel School, participated in the World Youth Tourism Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization in Sorrento, Italy, from June 27 to July 3, with the participation of 130 young people from 60 countries.
The summit aims to bring together global youth aged 12-18 with leaders from across the tourism sector, including politicians and key figures from the sports, gastronomy, entertainment and innovation sectors.
It will focus on some of the main challenges and opportunities facing global tourism at the present time, as well as on the sector s role in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the seventeen sustainable development goals.
The Global Youth Tourism Summit (GYTS), which is a new platform developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to promote youth empowerment and participation in the tourism sector, includes a series of international events, workshops and educational initiatives, which will give children and youth a unique platform to exchange and discuss innovative ideas, visions and their proposals for the future Sustainable tourism within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Reflecting the UNWTO s broader focus on tourism innovation and digital transformation, the summit will include a special session focusing on cyber security, organized in collaboration with the United Nations agency, the International Telecommunication Union, as well as a lecture on virtual tourism and the Metaverse, organized in partnership with Meta.
The summit contributes to the participants exploration of different aspects of responsible and sustainable tourism through a variety of interactive activities "workshops, round tables, master classes, plenary sessions, cultural and sports activities and simulation of the UNWTO General Assembly".