Messi to promote Responsible Tourism

A Monitor Report 19 Apr, 2018 | 533 Views | - +
Madrid, Spain:

Considered by many the best football player of all
times, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary-General,
Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Lionel Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for “Responsible
Tourism” on April 7 at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C. Barcelona –
Leganés.

“During my travels I have had the opportunity to know
other cultures and societies as well as others ways to see the world and this is
very enriching. The World Tourism Organization as a specialized Agency of the
United Nations works to make tourism a source of development and I am happy I
can join this mission of promoting responsible tourism”, said Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi is an example of talent and constant work
in football. Messi is admired all around the world not the least due to the
positioning he brought to the F.C. Barcelona in recent years, team with which
he won a total of 30 titles, including eight Spanish Leagues, four Champion
Leagues and five King’s Cups of Spain.

“Messi is a unique sportsman and an example of how
willpower and constant work yield good results. It is a great honour to have
Messi joining UNWTO and other well-known personalities in promoting the
positive values and benefits that tourism represents” said Zurab
Pololikashvili.

Messi is the first football player in history who won
five Ballon D´Or - the first four won consecutively - and four European Golden
Shoes.

Lionel Messi joins the Spanish football player Fernando
Hierro and the mythical Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque, as the first
personalities that UNWTO appoints to advance the links between sports and
tourism and promote the transformative power of responsible tourism.

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