26 Nov '11, 6pm

Sustainable Tourism Briefing Part 1: Do the locals wish you weren’t there? - #CSR #Tourism #Travel

When tourists arrive, so does money. But it comes with heavy baggage and the impact on the destination, both economic and environmental, and must be carefully planned and managed With encouragement from international organisations and NGOs, tourism is being thrust forward as a lucrative key to alleviating poverty, boosting developing countries’ economies and meeting some of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. In 2010, tourism generated an estimated $919bn, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation’s World Tourism Barometer. With international arrivals up 7% from 2009, the industry showed a healthy rebound from the economic downturn. Of that growth, emerging economies did disproportionately well. According to the World Tourism Barometer, emerging economies experienced an 8% growth in international arrivals over the year, compared with the 5% growth of advanced econo...

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