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Monday, 24 July 2017

541) International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: A 10 Euro Silver Coin brought out by The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda on 24.07.2017:

541) International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: A 10 Euro Silver Coin brought out by The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda on 24.07.2017:

The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda have issued a Silver 10 Euro Coin with colour accenting that aims to raise awareness about the contribution of sustainable tourism to economies of various countries of the world and to promote inter-action between various cultures as well as bringing about peace and harmony.
An image of the Reverse of the Silver 10 Euro  coin is placed against the background of the Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

The United Nations 70th General Assembly (UNGA) has designated the year 2017 as the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development".

This new initiative of the UNGA seeks to further the development among public and private sector decision makers and the public at large, while mobilising all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

The five specific areas in which the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development seeks to highlight international initiatives concerning responsible world travel are:

-   Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
- Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
-   Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change
-   Cultural values, diversity and heritage
-   Mutual understanding, peace and security

The International Year focus aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UNO.

With the millions of tourists who travel around the globe, comes a tremendous pressure  on airplane and automobile travel, hotel accommodation, additional energy usage, using public amenities like public transport, visiting museums and landmarks etc. not to mention a huge carbon footprint.

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the UN Specialised Agency for Tourism has been mandated under the initiative to facilitate the organisation and implementation of the International Year, in collaboration with governments, relevant organisations of the United Nations System, international and regional organisations and other relevant stake-holders.

Spain: The tourism experience: A popular tourist destination:

Spain is a attractive destination for millions of tourists who are attracted to the cultural and historical aspects of Spanish life. These tourists look forward to visiting and exploring Spanish heritage and to experience Spain's extra-ordinary and varied natural beauty as well as the architecture that cities like Madrid, Seville and Barcelona can offer. Spain has several extra-ordinary beaches and coastal communities like Costa del Sol, Marbella, Ibiza and the Canary Islands and mountainous regions of the Pyrenees, which separates Spain and France and offers outdoor adventure.

The spurt in tourism would entail the need to preserve both the urban and rural regions in a big way.

The Commemorative Coin:
The Reverse of the 10 Euro Silver coin depicts the logo of the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development".  The logo represents the inhabitants of planet earth as the seeds of a common Dandelion moving around the world in a sustainable, clean and responsible manner.

On the outer periphery is mentioned "ANO INTERNACIONAL DEL TURISMO SOSTENIBLE PARA EL DESARROLLO" (meaning "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development"). The mint mark of the Madrid Mint the crowned "M" is at the centre right periphery.
The Obverse of the 10 Euro Silver coin depicts the official effigy/profile of King Filipe VI facing left which is used on all collector and commemorative coins since 2014. The peripheral inscriptions read "FELIPE VI REY ESPANA" (meaning Filipe VI King of Spain").

The specifications of this coin are:
Denomination of the coin: 10 Euros; Metallic Composition: .999 Silver; Weight: 27.0 grams; Diameter/Size: 40.0 mm; Coin Quality: Proof with applied colour; Maximum mintage:7,500 pieces; Year of issue:2017.

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