Let’s drive the future of tourism together
We want to showcase tourism initiatives that have a positive impact on visitors, residents, destinations and the planet.
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At FiturNext we would like to invite you to take part in a global conversation where all of us can actively contribute to improve the quality of tourism. The positive effects created by responsible tourism are many:
experiences, management of overtourism, personal growth, cooperation…
inclusive jobs, jobs for vulnerable groups, management of local issues, cultural exchange…
local development, management of cultural heritage, resource and infrastructure management...
sustainable mobility, natural resources, waste reduction...
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FiturNext is a vision of change and a call for better tourism.
We, the Fitur community, set out on a global expedition to showcase tourism initiatives and models with positive personal, social, cultural and environmental impact for people, places and the planet.
This is your invitation to join our journey
Travel and tourism is one of the key drivers of global and local economy. At the present growth rate of 6%, it is estimated that, by 2030, tourism will represent 12% of the global GDP and there will be 1.8 bn. travelers in the world.
Tourism is a powerful source of economic and cultural development. Beyond its economic impact, tourism is also a valuable catalyst for cultural and natural wealth creation across the globe. It facilitates the exchange between cultures and individuals and fosters personal growth for travelers.
However, tourism can also have adverse effects on climate, environment and communities with overexploitation of resources and excessive visitor pressure on a rising number of destinations. It is apparent that we need to rethink the purpose of practice of tourism in this context.
At Fitur, we believe there are models in tourism that have a vast potential to make the world better.
We believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to pursue positive impact on nature, communities and culture.
We see the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as a powerful and inspirational framework for innovation of practices and products in travel and tourism.
We stand for the power of diversity and curiosity – not only as a gift to the explorative traveler, but also as the very root of innovation and new insights.
We believe that participation and collaboration among diverse actors in the sector, local communities and visitors is key to driving these tourism models.
How can the tourism industry help tackle global and local challenges?
How can we advance tourism that acts as a catalyst to create a positive impact on visitors, residents, destinations and the planet? What can tourism be like in the future?
These are our guiding questions as we set out to showcase the future we want for travel and tourism. With the FiturNext manifesto We seek to find, showcase and spread the word about initiatives around the world that tackle challenges created by tourism and create a positive impact for visitors, residents, destinations and the planet.:
With this manifesto, we want to invite everyone with a stake in travel and tourism to a new global conversation about tourism with a positive impact on visitors, residents, destinations and the planet.