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Norway Introduces New Sustainable Travel Agreements

The Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and County Affairs (KDD) and the country’s leading associations have reached new travel agreements.

This decision was confirmed by a statement published by the ministry itself, while the agreements were signed on February 3, reports.

According to the new changes before planning a new trip, they must now be considered, based on climate considerations, whether they are necessary or not.

Local Government and County Minister Björn Arild Gram welcomed the new travel plan presented by the Norwegian authorities.

“As Minister for Sustainability, I am particularly pleased that these agreements now also take into account the climate in a good way,” says Minister for Local Government and County Björn Björn Arild Gram.

The ministry said that as far as it is consistent with the efficient and proper implementation of the flight, it should take place in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition, the new changes include that people should also investigate the possibility of shared cars when using their own cars.

“The pattern of travel in society has changed. In recent years, we have used a variety of digital meeting platforms, to an extent we did not think it was possible, in a very short time. In this regard, it is important that SOEs take into consideration the importance of SOEs,” Minister Gram noted. environmental considerations in their travel policy and to be aware of the time required to make a trip.

The tourism sector is very important to Norway’s economy and accounts for approximately 4.2 percent of the country’s GDP. In addition, they account for a total of 10 percent of all new jobs in Norway.

The authorities in Norway are constantly trying to attract many international travelers, while also protecting the country’s landscape.

In this regard, Norway previously submitted sustainable destination design in 2013. In order to qualify for this classification, there are ten basic principles of sustainable tourism that must be fulfilled.

In 2018, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recognized the Norwegian Innovation Standard for Sustainable Destination.

Besides Norway, the authorities in European countries are also revealing their plans in order to increase investment in the sustainable future of the travel and tourism sector.

Back in November, leaders and experts from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Travel and Tourism Council as well as the World Travel Market held a meeting to discuss the future of the tourism industry.

The Council of the European Union previously called on the EU Commission to submit the 2030-2050 Tourism Plan to boost competitiveness and help the green tourism ecosystem in Europe.

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