Published On: Wed, Jan 3rd, 2018

According to the UNWTO Tourism employs 1 in 10 people worldwide

In his New Year message, the Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said that sustained growth offers immense opportunities for economic welfare and development.

WTOThe new General Secretary of the World Tourism Organization for the period 2018-2021 took issuing a statement which said:.. "Tourism is a popular sector 1 in 10 people worldwide are employed directly or indirectly by tourism Ours it is responsible for ensuring that tourism benefits all and each of the communities, without leaving anyone behind. "

The official also stressed that "sustained tourism growth offers immense opportunities for economic welfare and development. However, it also brings many challenges. Adapting our industry to the challenges of security and protection, the constant changes in the market, digitization and the limits of our natural resources should be a priority in our common action. "

"As we move towards a guided 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) universal future, I am in charge of leading the OMT with a strong focus on building partnerships with the public and private sector, promoting jobs and opportunities for all, mastering technology and innovation. advancing sustainability and combating climate change. "

"I am confident that, together with our Member States and our partners worldwide, we can build a more competitive and responsible for the benefit of all tourism sector," concluded Pololikashvili.

 

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