The importance of fair and sustainable tourism for all: a central ally for reconstruction and recovery
23 Jun 2021

The importance of fair and sustainable tourism for all: a central ally for reconstruction and recovery.

25 years after its adoption, the Montreal Declaration "Towards a humanist, social vision of tourism” is still relevant to today's tourism challenges and it is the basis of ISTO's DNA which proposes a model for the transformation and recovery of tourism.

Jean Marc Mignon

Honorary President of ISTO and Member of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics
Jean Marc Mignon

Jean Marc, now retired, has devoted his entire career to the youth and social tourism sectors, of which he was a committed actor.

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In France, he directed the international youth exchange association Club des 4 Vents until 1990 and then the Union Nationale des Associations de Tourisme (UNAT) until 2010. At the international level, he was for 10 years (1987-1997) president of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations (FIYTO), then very involved in BITS, which became ISTO today. Vice-president from 1990 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2010, he was then president from 2010 to 2018. In this capacity, he was very involved in the drafting of the Montreal Declaration of 1996, and much later, very active in the rapprochement with the responsible tourism sector, which took place in 2016. Since 2013, and until autumn 2021, he is a member of the World Tourism Organisation's World Committee on Tourism Ethics.

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Jacques Rayet - ISTO 23-06-2021