World Tourism Summary

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MANILA DECLARATION ON WORLD TOURISM
The World Tourism Conference,
HELD at Manila, Philppines, from 27 September to 10 October 1980, convened by the World tourism Organization with the participation of 107 delegations of States and 91 delegations of observers, in order to clarify the real nature of tourism in all its aspects and the role tourism is bound to play in a dynamic and vastly changing world, as well as to consider the responsibility of
States for the development and enhancement of tourism in present-day societies as more than a purely economic activity of nations and people,
NOTING with satisfaction the addresses of His Excellency Ferdinand E. Marcos, President of the
Republic of the Philippines, and Madame Imelda Romualdez Marcos,
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States have recognized this fact and the great majority of them have entrusted the World Tourism
Organization with the task of ensuring the harmonious and sustained development of tourism, in cooperation, in appropriate cases, with the Specialized Agencies of the United Nations and the other international organizations concerned.
4. The right to access to holidays and to freedom of travel and tourism, a natural consequence of the right to work, is recognized as an aspect of the fulfilment of the human being by the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as by the legislation of many States. It entails for society the duty of providing for its citizens the best practical, effective and nondiscriminatory access to this type of activity. Such an effort must be in harmony with the priorities, institutions and traditions of each individual country.
5. There are many constraints on the development of tourism. Nation and groups of nations should determine and study these constraints, and adopt measures aimed at attenuating their negative
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12. Through the wide range of services needed to satisfy its requirements, tourism creates new activities of considerable importance which are a source of new employment. In this respect, tourism constitutes a positive element for social development in all the countries where it is practised irrespective of their level of development.
13. With respect to international relations and the search for peace, based on justice and respect of individual and national aspirations, tourism stands out as a positive and ever-present factor in promoting mutual knowledge and understanding and as a basis for reaching a greater level of respect and confidence among all the peoples of the world.
14. Modern tourism results from the adoption of a social policy which led to the workers gaining annual paid holidays and represents the recognition of a fundamental right of the human being to rest and leisure. It has become a factor contributing to social stability, mutual
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