UNWTO documents
In the light of the mission of Safe Coastal Tourism NPO to reduce ocean and sea drowning and near drowning incidents, the statement of the UNWTO-experts that they believe that the ability of citizens of all countries to travel in safety is a fundamental human right, motivates Safe Coastal Tourism NPO  to encourage governments to implement a legal duty of information on environmental risks, including  the risks of the oceans and the seas, by touristic sector.

> Resolution from the Experts Meeting on Tourist Safety and Security (Madrid, Spain, 11-12 April 1994).

Further, the experts recommend that member States of the World Tourism Organization and all other organizations concerned with travel and tourism adopt as a matter of urgency the following practical measures to promote the safety and security of travelers and tourists:
  1. The gathering of comprehensive statistics and research that result in reliable information and data suitable for intelligent risk assessment by decision-makers and policy-makers.
  2. The training and education of travel employees and private and public sector service personnel in their role as guardians responsible for protecting the basic right of safe travel by all citizens of the world.
  3. The development of national legislation to address the security and protections of travellers and tourists.

Source: 'Tourist Safety and Security - Practical Measures for Destinations', Published by the World Tourism Orgaization, 1996

Tourist Safety and Security, Practical Measures for Destinations

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Adopted in 1999 by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, not legally binding, yet the Code features a voluntary implementation mechanism through its recognition of the role of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE), to which stakeholders may refer matters concerning the application and interpretation of the document.


Health, safe and security in the travel industry

Statement by Frederic Pierret, made at the International Conference in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 31 October 2011.

"Stakeholders in tourism development" according to UNWTO

The Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) is a comprehensive set of principles whose purpose is to guide stakeholders in tourism development: central and local governments, local communities, the tourism industry and its professionals, as well as visitors, both international and domestic.

A detailed list of "stakeholders in tourism development" can be found in the attached report on the WTO Survey on the Implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (2005).