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Tourism and Trade: A Global Agenda for Sustainable Development

Trade Impact for Good

Tourism's huge potential for job growth and sustainable development justifies a greater share of aid and coordinated export strategies, outlined in this joint ITC- UNWTO report.
Just 0.78% of Aid for Trade went to tourism in 2013, though the sector accounts for 6% of developing countries’ exports. To reach its potential, tourism requires strong, coordinated action around tourism export strategies that address different frameworks governing the flows of travellers, services, goods and foreign direct investment. The report illustrates trade, investment and visa policies from the perspectives of the tourist journey and the tourism value chain.

Contact: 
Ms. Marion
Jansen
Chief Economist
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01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development