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New E-Zine Launched to Highlight Role of Tourism in Achieving MDGs

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A new e-zine has been launched by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to highlight policies, initiatives and success stories of how tourism can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)…

Tourism accounts for 45% of the exports of services of least developed countries and is a major job generator for many of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Indeed, in 2009, emerging economies received 410 million international tourism arrivals, a 47% share of the global total, and US$ 306 billion in international tourism receipts, 36% of the global total. As such, the industry can play a significant role in the achievement of the MDGs, in particular MDG 1 – Eradication of Poverty; MDG 3 – Gender Equality; MDG 7 – Environmental Sustainability and MDG 8 – Global Partnerships for Development.

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