Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) June 29, 2017 – Valletta Cruise Port in Malta has signed the UNWTO Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, a frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism development.
By adhering to the Code, signatories commit to implementing and promoting its principles in their business strategies and operations. The Code’s 10 principles cover the economic, social, cultural and environmental components of tourism. To date, 514 companies and associations from 68 countries have joined this commitment.
Stephen Xuereb, CEO of Valletta Cruise Port and COO of Global Ports Holding, said that Valletta Cruise Port was committed to carrying out its activities responsibly, with the aim of leaving a positive impact on the local community.
Established in 2002, Valletta Cruise Port is the only licensed cruise and ferry terminal operator in Valletta, Malta, bringing more than half-a-million cruise passengers annually.
In 2015, Global Ports Holding completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Valletta Cruise Port, engaged in port operations and the leasing of office, catering and retail outlets in Malta.
Source: Cruise Industry News
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