International Association for Social Tourism (IAST)

Association internationale pour le tourisme social (AITS)

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History

21 May 1964, Prague (Czech Rep), as a group of experts. Developed, 1965, into International Trade Union Committee on Social Tourism and Leisure. Name changed, Sep 1983, to International Association for Social Tourism and Workers' Leisure (IASTWL) -- Association internationale pour le tourisme social et les loisirs des travailleurs (AITSLT), when became an autonomous association. Present name and structure adopted at Annual General Assembly, 16-18 July 1993, Rome (Italy). Current Statutes updated by General Assembly, 2 Aug 1996, Prague. As of 2004, dormant.

Aims

Promote social tourism as a factor of peace, international cooperation and friendship, as a means of ensuring for workers an active use of their leisure time in dignified conditions, while fully respecting the environment and the national and regional identity of inhabitants; achieve a common trade union conception of a comprehensive policy on free time; exchange experience gained by social tourism organizations in different countries; collaborate with international organizations in the field of tourism.

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Structure

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Languages

English, French, Italian, Russian.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 32 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Social
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Tourism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

D8000

Last News Received

2008
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