World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared 2017 as the year of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Wild Taiga is proud to be a member of the Eden Network Association, Friend of the IY2017.
"With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force that is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. The potential of tourism for sustainable development is considerable. As one of the world’s leading employment sectors, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities, helping to alleviate poverty and drive inclusive development."
- United Nations Secretary-General, Banki-moon
World Tourism Day Message, 2015