• back
  • 2011-2 NÚMERO

  •  
  • El Turismo y los Países Menos Adelantados

  •  issue 02 2011 final cover spanish    

  • Número 02/2011

    El turismo es un motor económico con enorme potencial de impulsar el crecimiento sostenible en los países en desarrollo y, sobre todo, en los países menos adelantados. A pesar de sus orígenes en una práctica de exploración y descubrimiento, a menudo no planficada, su futuro reside en una realización planificada, altamente estructurada y bien gestionada.

    Más información 

  •  
  • 01.07.2011

    As a US$ 3 billion a day global business, the tourism sector is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and an important driver for economic growth in least developed countries.    Since the 1950s, tourism has experienced continued...

    01.07.2011

    Following a difficult period that recast much of the travel & tourism (T&T) ind­­ustry’s landscape, the sector is slow­­ly recovering from the economic downturn, with emerging market economies leading the way and advanced economies,...

    01.07.2011

    The 2011 World Export Development Forum focused on ways to develop sustainable tourism with the announcement of four projects to connect small- and medium- sized enterprises in least developed countries to the tourism industry.  Held...

    01.07.2011

    Bhutan’s long-term strategy of controlled tourism with a focus on sustainability and quality has secured the country’s reputation as an exclusive and distinctive destination while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry...

    01.07.2011

    Least developed countries (LDCs) continue to play only a minor role in global tourism, receiving a mere 1% of the world’s travel exports. LDCs’ tourism earnings have risen from US$ 3 billion in 2000 to over US$ 10 billion in 2010, increasing...

    01.07.2011

    The World Travel & Tourism Council predicts that the travel and tourism industry will be one of the world’s fastest growing sectors between 2011 and 2021, creating about 66 million jobs and accounting for 9.6% of GDP (up from 9.1%)....

    01.07.2011

    The travel and tourism industry is the world’s largest and fastest growing in­dustry, with an average growth rate of 7% in the past decade. If forecasts prove correct, tourism’s contribution to the global economy will rise to US$ 2...

    01.07.2011

    In its blueprint for new tourism, the World Travel & Tourism Council promotes the importance of partnerships for sustainable tourism development.   With global travel and tourism forecast to grow at a rate of 4% per year over the next...

    01.07.2011

    Strategic positioning is the first thing dev­eloping countries should do when considering tourism as an economic tool. It requires the development of a carefully constructed, unique prop­osition that frames the attractions offered to tourists...

    01.07.2011

    The 2011 World Export Development Forum explored how least developed countries can make tourism work towards poverty reduction. At the 2011 World Export Development Forum (WEDF), high-level leaders from Burundi, Cambodia and Tur­key...

    01.07.2011

    The UNWTO.TedQual Mentoring Pro­gramme for Africa is improving the competitiveness of the tourism sector through higher education programmes across six pilot countries: Angola, Algeria, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Tunisia and Uganda.  The...

    01.07.2011

    For enterprises operating in the tourism and hospitality industries, gaining an understanding of the expectations and practices of consumers wanting to use the Internet as a medium to seek information and arrange online travel bookings...

    01.07.2011

    The rapidly evolving green growth paradigm shift that all nations are embracing at a policy level, with the buy-in of industry and civil society, provides an unparalleled opportunity to leverage the massive socio-economic power of travelism...

    01.07.2011

    The growth of cruise holidays is placing increased demand on operators to manage the environmental and social impact on remote island communities.   The boom in popularity of cruise holidays to the Pacific Islands has seen a vast increase...

    01.07.2011

    In Mongolia the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, is assisting local businesses in taking advantage of the country’s unique environmental and heritage assets to build profitable and sustainable tourism...

    01.07.2011

    A small miracle was recorded on Cambodia’s northern plains in 2009. Deep in the forest, not too far from the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the number of giant ibis, a critically endangered species, had jumped. Nick Butler, coordinator...

    01.07.2011

    With growing global interest in cultural and ecotourism, indigenous communities in developing countries are presented with opportunities to position their unique product within a global industry. Through strategic partnerships, capacity...

    01.07.2011

    Shortage of capital is a major obstacle for tourism development, and many countries – especially in the developing world – increasingly look to foreign investors to provide capital that will help develop their tourism industries. Attracting...

    01.07.2011

    Cooperative partnerships and long-term approaches improve connectivity within supply chains.   Connectivity within supply chains is not easy to achieve, especially as competitiveness in developing and least developed countries may be...

    01.07.2011

    Tourism as a vehicle for gender equality and women’s empowermentAs one of the largest wealth and employment generators in the developing world, tourism provides an opportunity to achieve greater gender equality both politically and economically, according...

    01.07.2011

    Resources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakersCOTTON AND CLIMATE CHANGE:  Impacts and options to mitigate and adaptCotton production is both a contributor to and a ‘victim’ of climate...