Harnessing tourism for the Global Goals

Jessica Pothering | ImpactAlpha


2030

The number of jetsetters, currently at 1.2 billion, is expected to grow by 56% to 1.8 billion by 2030

Photo by Jakob Owens

Tourism accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP and jobs.

The industry’s continued existence depends on safeguarding the world’s natural and cultural assets, which are threatened by the swelling ranks of world travelers. The number of jetsetters, currently at 1.2 billion, is expected to grow by 56% to 1.8 billion by 2030.

To address potential threats from tourism’s rapid growth, the U.N. World Tourism Organization is calling on the industry to play a bigger role in achieving the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda.

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