The International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO), a non-profit organisation founded in 1963, is the common home of Social and Responsible Tourism all over the world.

Through our 150 members, bringing together public and private organisations, the ISTO is a major network that establishes close collaboration between its members and partners. Lobbying, networking, and providing knowledge and projects are its core actions.

ISTO's main mission is to promote greater access to holidays and tourism activities for everyone, i.e. youth, families, senior citizens and people with disabilities. It also promotes fair and responsible forms of tourism based on the inclusion of local communities and contributing to the well-balanced development of destinations.

Official Partners of the congress

French Ministry for the Economy and Finance – General Directorate for Enterprises


Under the authority of the Minister for the Economy and Finance, the DGE is tasked with developing the competitiveness and growth of enterprises in industries and services. This requires the development of new industries, including services for businesses and people, by supporting and promoting innovation, anticipation and accompanying economic changes in a perspective of sustainable growth and employment.


The Directorate for Tourism develops and implements general tourism policy. It monitors the evolution of tourism products and works out strategies in order to promote the tourism industry. The Directorate is responsible for implementing decisions made by governments, particularly in the field of employment and land-use planning, as well as their enforcement. It plays a key role in arbitrage, guidance and counselling for tourism professionals and local representatives.


The Directorate for Tourism analyses best practices internationally and consults economic players in order to provide first class proposals from Ministers in all areas related to competitiveness in business.


Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

The Regional Tourism Committee (CRT) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, whose head offices are situated at 8 rue Paul Montrochet – 69002, LYON is an association (under the French 1901 Associations Law), with the following mission:

  • To promote and coordinate measures related to promoting tourism in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region on a national and international level.
  • Upon request from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, to implement measures related to regional tourism policy in the fields of studies, planning, equipment, accommodation assistance, technical support for marketing, as well as for professional training.
  • To develop expertise and professional services in relation to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France and abroad.

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