Tourism needs to be more sustainable

October 5, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

PARIS, 5 October 2017: The OECD on Tuesday called on governments to rethink their tourism policies to make growth in the key sector more “ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive.”

Tourism was one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world economy, and its potential remained very strong, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a statement.

In the 35 OECD countries, tourism contributed on average 4.1% of gross domestic product (GDP), 5.9% of employment and 21.3% of service exports, the OECD calculated. Read more