Representatives from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)were urged to give priority to Travel Tourism and the…
Representatives from the United Nations Environmental Programme (
Desbaillets explained that travel and tourism globally contributes over 10 per cent to GDP and around 200 million jobs worldwide. It is amongst the top five export sectors for more than 80% of developing countries. With world travel and tourism forecast to rise by 4.5% per annum, he stressed that there is clear potential for the industry to play a major role in the development process and improve the quality of life of millions of people.
The Tourism Industry Report forms one of the 22 reports being examined by the conference in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Desbaillets observed that the report demonstrates the delicate balance between sustainable development and the economic growth that stems from tourism. He stressed the importance of including this industry sector on the agenda for the World Summit in Johannesburg.
Desbaillets was addressing an audience at the UNEP event held at the Bali Inter-Continental Resort on Sunday 2nd June 2002.
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