Tourism for SDGs

Recommendations for Tourism Companies

Competitiveness is the key business driver for sustainability. Companies can take advantage of the 2030 Agenda, by embracing sustainable business models and practices.

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What can you do?

  • Develop tourism products and services tailored for customers with lower income, to ensure that everyone can become a tourist.

  • Invest some of the tourism receipts in sustainable agricultural technology, intensifying collaboration with academic as well as scientific institutions.

  • Ensure sufficient participation of women – 30% or greater – in decision-making and governance at all levels and across all business areas in tourism related corporations.

  • Recruit, train and employ local community members, including those living in poverty, and integrate them in your value chain (as producers, suppliers, distributors, vendors).

  • Significantly reduce waste and ensure that any unavoidable waste is utilized to the fullest degree (e.g. organic waste as fuel or fertilizer).

  • Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

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Source: Tourism for SDGs/UNWTO

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