The tourism sector is not only one of the fastest-growing but also one of the most significant industries of our time. In 2015, tourism accounted for almost ten per cent of global GDP (gross domestic product). Nearly one in ten jobs worldwide is directly related to tourism.
More and more developing countries, too, are making use of their tourism potential. For one third of all developing countries, the tourism industry is already the most important source of foreign exchange earnings. In half of all least developed countries (LDCs), the tourism sector accounts for more than 40 per cent of GDP. more - Sustainable tourism – an opportunity for developing countries