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World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)
Established in 2004, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics is the impartial body responsible for interpreting, applying and evaluating the provisions of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. For further information, please see UNWTO General Assembly Resolution A/RES/607(XIX) of October 2011.
The tasks assigned to the Committee include the promotion and dissemination of the Code of Ethics, as well as the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the principles enshrined therein.
As a subsidiary organ of the UNWTO General Assembly, the Committee reports directly to the Assembly. Members are elected in their personal capacities and not as officials of governments or representatives of their countries.
Members of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics for 2013 – 2017
World Committee on Tourism Ethics
World Committee on Tourism Ethics at a glance
What is the World Committee on Tourism Ethics?
Established in 2003, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) is an independent and impartial body under the aegis of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized Agency of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
The Committee is a subsidiary organ of the UNWTO General Assembly to which it reports on a regular basis.
WCTE Recommendations on Ratings and Reviews
Throughout this last decade, user-generated ratings and reviews on digital platforms have become a central part in the information, selection and decision processes of visitors when choosing places to visit, to stay or to eat.
The World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) has elaborated the present Recommendations with a view to encourage the responsible use of ratings and reviews on digital platforms related to the tourism sector.
- Download the WCTE Recommendations on Ratings and Reviews here (English)
WCTE Messages on Accessible Tourism
Guidelines on Ethical Issues
General Assembly Resolutions and Reports
For UNWTO General Assembly Resolutions and Reports related to the World Committee, see:
The Madeira Message
Procedures for consultation and conciliation for the settlement of disputes concerning the application of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
- Download the text of procedures
- Download brochure of procedures
- Download the Guidelines for the consideration of disputes (as a complement to the procedures)