At least 155 countries have adopted codes of ethics of the world tourism industry in an effort to provide best services to tourists visiting the country. "Since the formation of institutions of United National World Tourism Organization, many countries have adopted a code of ethics that world tourism," said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in Nusa Dua, Bali, Saturday (11/06/2011).
After the opening of "Seminar On Tourism Ethics For Asia And The Pacific" that, Taleb said, each country adopts such a rule is different.
There are directly included in its tourism regulations, but some are just tucked the other rules. "So, countries that have agreed to adopt codes of ethics that world tourism is directly assigned the responsibility for its implementation," said Taleb Rifai.
It said, in a code of ethics of tourism has 10 chapters. Therefore, every country that has signed the agreement are expected to run the rule. "We expect countries that have signed to run the code of conduct and to implement tourism in their country," he said.
Alluding to the membership of UNWTO, Taleb said, there are no binding requirements, all of this is based on voluntary from the country concerned. "Membership is based on a voluntary basis. Although voluntary in nature we expect to countries that have not joined to immediately participate in the UNWTO. This is very important to advance the world of tourism," he said.
Minister of Culture and Tourismsaid Indonesia had joined since this institution stands. Because the tourism sector is also one of nation's economic mainstay. "We've joined the UNWTO, and therefore we have a responsibility to adopt and implement codes of ethics of tourism," he said.
The seminar which was held for three days until Monday (6/13/2011) followed by about 160 people from representative countries in Asia and the Pacific.