Sustainable Development Goals have now become the proven tools for rapid development as a Global best Practices especially for Grass Root Communities. SDGs use multisector and multidimensional approach to encourage out of the box strategic thinking with the involvement of all the stakeholders, build a common understanding by assessing the changing circumstances, to exchange ideas and views through the engagement of all the actors and stakeholders. They are also an important tool to explore new possibilities, evaluate strategic alternatives and assess potential risks.
The key part or role of tourism in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was highlighted by the United Nations when in 2017 the year was declared as UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. As quoted by OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in 2018, “The underlying rationale for linking three SDG targets with tourism development objectives is based on the intrinsic local character of tourism activities, as tourism is driven by the attractiveness of local communities (culture, heritage) and the environment (natural assets and facilities)”.
There are many opportunities available in Pakistan which can boost the industry but at the same time there are many challenges which cause hindrance in promotion of the tourism industry.
These Challenges include inadequate infrastructure, poor security situation, lack of execution, efficient policies, and at the same time, inefficient hotels, and restaurants. SDGs and Sustainable tourism Conference on aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Domestic Tourism, Cultural and Moral Aspects. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Domestic Tourism, Cultural and Moral Aspects.