The World Tourism Network Declaration for the G20 Summit in Bali 2022

The World Tourism Network Declaration for the G20 Summit in Bali 2022

The World Tourism Network Declaration, first signed in Bali and Honolulu on October 9, 2022, states:

Established:

  1. The G20 Bali Summit 2022 is an important international political and economic government event.
  2. The global pandemic tested the entire world, including G20 economies, with travel and tourism economies hit the hardest.
  3. The tourism sector exemplifies resilience, confirming synergy with other economically important sectors.
  4. The world-famous island of tranquility is a major tourist location.
  5. This island is the host of this G20 meeting. It is hoped that 20 heads of state shall attend.
  6. The president of Indonesia, as a host country on a personal visit, invited the presidents of Russia and Ukraine.
  7. Considering the global situation, the G20 plays a vital role in the world’s future, including our travel sector.
  8. Like any convention or meeting, the G20 relies on the Travel and Tourism Industry’s meeting and incentive sector (MICE) to play a major supporting role, including food preparation and lodging accommodations.
  9. The travel and tourism sector reflects more than 10% of the global economy.
  10. The World Tourism Network’s mission, with members in 128 countries, is to be a voice for the tourism industry’s small and medium enterprises, which constitute up to 85% of our travel sector.
  11. Bali is also known as the peaceful Island of the Gods.
  12. Tourism is the custodian of peace as established by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT)
  13. UNWTO sees Tourism as the main bridge for building understanding. It has a unique ability to promote peace between and among people everywhere.
  14. Tourism and travel provide an understanding, which adds empathy.
  15. Public and private global collaborations and cooperation are crucial for the sector’s future.

WTN requests

  • World Tourism Network calls on all G20 participants to be an ambassador of world peace and remember that tourism cannot function without peace.
  • The WTN calls upon the G20 leaders to recognize the important role of tourism, specifically in creating peace through understanding and empathy.
  • The WTN also calls upon the G20’s leadership to recognize the Bali tourism industry’s important role in ensuring this summit is a logistical success.

The WTN Bali Declaration is originally signed by WTN leaders:

  • Mudi Astuti, Chairwoman of World Tourism Network Indonesian Chapter
  • Juergen Steinmetz, Chairman
  • Dr. Peter Tarlow, President
  • Alain St. Ange, VP of International Affairs
  • Dr. Walter Mzembi, Chairman African Chapter
  • Mohammed Hakim Ali, Chairman Bangladesh Chapter
  • Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica, Chairwomen Montenegro Chapter & Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism Montenegro
  • Arvind Nayer, Vintage Travel & Tours & WTN Zimbabwe Chapter
  • Ivan Liptuga, National Tourism Organization of Ukraine
  • Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman African Tourism Board
  • Louis D’Amore, Founder of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
  • Rudolf Herrmann, Chairman WTN Chapter Malaysia

Leaders in Bali endorse the Declaration:

  • Ida Bagus Agung Parta Adnyana, Chairman of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB)
  • Levie Lantu, CEO of Bali Convention and Exhibition Bureau (BaliCEB)
  • Trisno Nugroho, Director of the Central Bank of Indonesia Bali
  • Ratna Ningshi Eka Soebrata, PATA Bali & NT Chapter
  • Gusti Suranata, ICA, Bali
  • Jimmi Saputra, Pegasus Indonesia Travel, Bali
  • Lydia Dewi Setiawan, West Java
  • Hidayat Wanasuita, Metrobali.com, Bali
  • Prof. Ikrar,Cchairman AWMI Assosiasi Wisata Medis, Indonesia
  • Agung Suryawan Wiranatha, Bali, Indonesia
  • Gede Ardiana, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ketut Jaman, Bali, Indonesia
  • Febe L. Indah Rahayu, Bali Tourism Board, Indonesia
  • Agus Suananda, Elevate Bali, Bali, Indonesia
  • Fabe L Indah Rahayu, NCPI Bali, Indonesia
  • Dwi Yanbi SM, Bali, Indonesia
  • Handra Pramana, Indonesia
  • Ninik Hartani, Jakarta, Indonesia

Cosigned by:

  • Jeannine Litmanowicz, Magic Balkans, Israel
  • Mega Ramasamy, Association Airline Ambassadors, Mauritius
  • Mathieu Hoeberigs, World Sports Office, Belgium
  • Gottfried Pattermann, Tipps Media & Verlag, Germany
  • Wolfgang Hofmann, SKAL INTERNATIONAL DUESSELDORF, Germany
  • Arvind Nayer, Vintage Travel & Tours, Zimbabwe
  • Sanjay Datta, Airborne Holidays, India
  • Zoltan Somogyi, Hungary
  • Shuaibu Chiroma Hassan, Isa Kaita College of Education, Nigeria
  • Birgit Trauer, The Cultural Age, Australia
  • Georges Kahy, Touristica, Canada
  • Dawood Auleear, Alif Society, Mauritius
  • John Rinaldi, Travel Time, FL, USA
  • Sunday Campbell, Aerostan Ventures, Nigeria
  • Jean Baptiste Nzabonimpa, Afrika Tourism Advisory & Conversation Center, Rwanda
  • Stephenie Harte, Frogmore Creek Winery, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jane Rai, Going Places Tour, Malaysia
  • Hassan Hassan, Fukwe Tours, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Ransford Tamaklie, Discover Africa Destinations Tourism & Trading, Accra, Ghana
  • Sameer Patil, Mumbai, India
  • Max Haberstroh, International Consultant Sustainable Tourism, Germany
  • Manajah Nii Tetteh Nixon, Music and Creativity International, Accra, Ghana
  • Audrey Higbee, CA, USA
  • Fernando Enrique Dozo, Academia Argentina de Turismo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mario Folchi, Argentine Academy of Tourism, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Moses Johnson, H-View Travel & Tours, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oluwasogo Adebanwo, Folasogo Multi Intl., Oyoi State, Nigeria
  • Mohamed Elsherbini, King Tut Tours, CA, USA
  • Maria Corazon Evangelista, Palawan, Philippines
  • Chibuike Uzoma Austine, Imo, Nigeria
  • Shreeya Chaudhary, India
  • Dilli Raj Upadhaya, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lorraine Keenam, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nana Kofi Adu-nsiah, Accra, Ghana
  • Abiodun Gholahan Seriki, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Mamduh Satti, Shamallia, Sudan
  • Gabriel Arsene, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ashraf el Gedawy, Cairo, Egypt
  • Yoni Shapira, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Roger Carter, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Santiago Ribeiro, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Francoise Kameni Lele, Quimper, France
  • Abdul Aziz Rajab, Dubai, UAE
  • Alioune Niang, Louga, Senegal
  • Mani R. Lamichhane, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Austin Ruiz Lanuza, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Jackie Lou Relleve, Philippines
  • Josep Matas, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mahendra Balasuriya, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • Precious Sibiya, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Sujata Mariwalla, India
  • Ramsey Lewis, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Astina Kabbi, Virginia, USA
  • Arturo Crosby, Madrid, Spain
  • Issoufou Adamou Hassane, Niamey, Niger
  • Stephen Brown, Cruise Brothers, NY, USA
  • Dr. P.M. Mujeep, Kerala Vocational Education, Kerala, India
  • Mario Masciullo, Journalist, Rome, Italy
  • Tony Ofungi, journalist, Kampala, Uganda
  • Shantall Ramatsui, Shantai PR, South Africa
  • Arwin Sharma, Equator Odyssey travel, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Lucia Simelane-Ochsb, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Chandragupta Amritkar, Global Features, Mumbai, India
  • Benjamin Carey, Edinburgh, UK
  • John Fontaine, Tropical Destination Vacations, NM, USA
  • Imran Ahmad, CNN, ON, Canada
  • June Mukherjee, The Asian Footprints, India
  • Elisabeth Lang, Global Links, Munich, Germany
  • Viceriat Patrick, AFEST, IIle de France, French Southern Territories
  • Abbey Mugalu, Equator Air Travel, Kampala, Uganda
  • Shuaibu Chiroma Hassan, Isa Kaita College, Katsina, Nigeria
  • Nicholas Kisambuka, Rombu Cultural and Ecotourism, Tanzania
  • Rudolf Herrmann, WTN Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Eddy Arnold Khosa, Magelevendze Lodge, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Deme Mouhamed Faouzou, Minister of Tourism & Transportation, Dakar, Senegal
  • Sandeep Dayal, Journeymart, New Delhi, India
  • Asif Iqbal, Indian Economic Trade Organization, Bangalore, India
  • Mokhlesur Rahman, Bangladesh Tourism Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Serhat Akpinar, Democratic Party, Girne, North Cyprus (Turkey)
  • Christian Rukundo, Kigali Hospitality Agency, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Birgit Trauer, The Cultural Angle, Breman, Germany
  • Barbatunde Jimoh, Vanguard Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Queen Aderemi, Places & Lifestyle, Osun, Nigeria
  • Dagmar Schreiber, Journalist, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • Apolinary Tairom Journalist, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Rizwan Sayed, NRI News 24×7, Pune, India
  • Charlotte Koch, UK
  • Swaati Chaudhury, West Bengal, India
  • Eniola Agidi, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Kenny Lloyd Dacer, Klyynd International Travel, Samai, Philippines
  • Diana McIntyre-Pike, Countrystyle Community Tourism Network, Manchester, Jamaica
  • Regina Fischer- Cohen, journalist, Germany
  • Trinka John, Western Region, Uganda
  • Bo Holmgreen, NC, USA
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Lucky Chhetri
1 year ago

Great initiation WTN ! congratulations 

Manajah Nii Tetteh Nixon
Manajah Nii Tetteh Nixon
1 year ago

World Tourism Network empowering international tourism industry
Ghana

Cuthbert Ncube
1 year ago

Great initiative Mr Juergen Steinmetz always at your best in contributing torwards a sustainable Tourism drive.