COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

The Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) launched The COMESA Tourism & Wildlife Heritage Handbook; Single Market – Countless destinations at the 41st World Tourism Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The handbook is part of the COMESA Sustainable Tourism Development Strategic Framework, which has been recognised by member states as a model to […]

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Will a tax incentive boost inclusive tourism in the Philippines?

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Advertise Here The Philippines’ oldest and largest commercial conglomerate, Ayala Corporation, has revealed its interest in inclusive tourism to tap into a tax incentive offered by the Philippines government. On the sidelines of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit in Manila yesterday, Ayala Corp Managing Director Paolo Borromeo told Business Mirror that his company would look […]

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Tourism growth is not the enemy: UNWTO boss

Tourism growth is not the enemy according to UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai

In response to an increasing number of reports about “tourism-phobia”, the the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), August 15, released an opinion piece by its Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, arguing that tourism growth is not the enemy; it’s how we manage it that counts. As an economic activity, travel and tourism is relatively young; yet it […]

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Involving indigenous people benefits business, environment: UN expert

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Governments too often sidestep indigenous people when approving new infrastructure projects on their land, ignoring the potential for sustainable economic growth and environmentally-friendly development, a UN expert said on Tuesday. A landmark United Nations declaration adopted 10 years ago declared authorities should seek consent from indigenous people before starting new infrastructure projects like mines and […]

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APEC tourism ministers to “ensure sustainable and inclusive growth”

APEC tourism minister adopted a statement on sustainable tourism

The second of four priority areas outlined in a statement adopted by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) tourism ministers, June 19, is: “Ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in the travel and tourism sector by encouraging socially and culturally responsible tourism”. Adopted at the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism held in Quang Ninh province, […]

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