The Montreal Declaration

The Montreal Declaration
Towards a humanist and social vision of tourism

The Montreal Declaration was adopted by the BITS General Assembly on 12 September 1996, following a vast survey among its members. It presents the assets of social tourism for tomorrow and the identification criteria of social tourism. 

On 10 May 2006 in Aubagne, the BITS General Assembly reasserted the relevance and topicality of the Montreal Declaration by adopting an Addendum entitled Towards a tourism based on development and solidarity, which broadens the perspective and specifies the initial text. 

ISTO members are invited to diffuse broadly the Montreal Declaration and the Aubagne Addendum to allow a large number of tourism operators, governmental and non-governmental organisations, associations and cooperatives to apply the values and principles stated in those documents.