tourism un bonn

"With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force that is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. The potential of tourism for sustainable development is considerable. As one of the world’s leading employment sectors, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities, helping to alleviate poverty and drive inclusive development. As tourism revolves around encounters between different peoples, the sector can foster multicultural understanding and raise awareness on the need to preserve cultural and natural heritage."
(Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 2015)

Did you know

  • Tourism represents

    10% of global GPD

    (direct, indirect and induced).

  • 1 in 11 jobs

    worldwide is tourism-related.

  • Tourism is the

    5th largest export sector

    in the world, after fuels, chemicals, food and automotive products.

  • Tourism generates over

    US$ 1.3 trillion/year in exports.

  • 1.8 billion

    international tourists forecast for 2030.

  • Developing countries control the largest proportion of global biodiversity, giving them a competitive advantage in tourism.

  • Tourism provides an incentive for preserving and protecting areas of

    natural beauty and diversity.