21 Aug '11, 11am

Tourism’s Role in Preserving the Planet

Tourism’s Role in Preserving the Planet

Tourism does create beneficial effects on the environment by contributing to environmental protection and conservation. It serves as a way to raise awareness and creates a valuable tool to finance protection of natural areas and increase their economic importance. The United Nations , during World Tourism Day in September , stressed the important role that sustainable tourism can play in conserving the diversity of life on the planet. The Secretary General of the UNWTO, Taleb Rifai , commented that “tourism revenues resulting from the enjoyment of biological diversity, often located in the world’s less developed regions, are a significant source of income and employment for local communities.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/11/tourisms-role-in-pres...

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