Tourism is one of the most powerful – and most valued – tools for promoting economic and social development, in both developed and developing countries.
Me Travel Group – Tourism
In short, tourism is a big business. Thoughtfully developed worldwide, it is also, by almost any measure, an environmentally friendly industry; in fact, the environment is one of tourism’s biggest natural resources. More importantly, tourism helps to preserve natural resources that might otherwise be depleted, and can help restore resources that have been degraded, by giving them economic value as tourism assets and visitor attractions.
Tourism is unique in so many other ways. In most countries you’ll find the most interesting and unique attractions are nearly always located in rural areas, where socioeconomic deprivation is often the greatest, and the most difficult to address. This presents incredible opportunities for tourism to contribute to both the economic development and conservation of unique destinations.