World Tourism Conference, Manila
The World Tourism Conference 1980 was convened in Manila by the World Tourism Organization with the
participation of 107 delegations of states and 91 delegations of observers.
During the conference the Manila Declaration on World Tourism was agreed upon.
The Declaration touches upon all aspects and roles of
tourism and considers 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 peoples. It states that ‘tourism does more harm than good to
people and to societies in the Third World’. Most importantly,
point 18 of the Agreement recognises that ‘The satisfaction of tourism
requirements must not be prejudicial to the social and economic interest of the
population in tourist areas, to the environment or, above all, to natural
resources which are the fundamental attraction of tourism, and historical and
The General Assembly resolution
36/41 of 19 November 1981
concerning the outcome of the conference.
Azores 17 September 1980
Bangladesh 27 September 1980
Benin 27 September 1980
Madeira 17 September 1980
Tunisia 27 September 1980
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