Travelling connects people and their cultures. It contributes to cosmopolitanism, mutual understanding, and tolerance. Tourism also builds bridges economically: it is an important economic factor across the globe, contributing to employment and prosperity. Thanks to its consistent and rapid growth, the industry now constitutes one of the most important economic sectors worldwide.
Good to Know
- In 2018, tourism contributed to 10.4 percent of global economic output
- Out of 100 employees in the world, ten have a job that is directly related to tourism
- In 2019 alone, there were more than 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals recorded worldwide
But everything has its limits. These have now come to light, above all due to the consequences of climate change. This applies even more to tourism than virtually any other industry: cultural and ecological diversity in the holiday destinations and the well-being of the people represent the cornerstone of business success!