Supraregional mountain bike tours in the Dolomites, the careful expansion of touring ski areas in Northern Norway, slow food in the Philippines, high fees for visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, which benefit the local population – there are numerous good approaches, according to Jurek, which could be achieved with a better one Cooperation within mountain regions around the world could be exemplary
“There is always a lot of talk, we have worries, there are problems in the mountains. For example, there is a good project in the Himalayas in Nepal, where the excrement, the excrement left behind by people, is basically converted into biofuel, which is then used again as energy for the communities. “
The UNWTO can only provide advice, stressed Secretary General Pololikashvili. There is still a lot of persuasion to be done, especially among local politicians.