The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Travel & tourism have a huge – mostly indirect – impact on developing countries around the world.
In order to ensure sustainable growth, we have to gather data, analyse our industry and determine where we can do better.
Bringing data to life
The most remarkable facts and figures from the Sustainable Tourism Dashboard are shown in this illuminating infographic. (direct download link | 544 KB)
The Sustainable Tourism Dashboard explained
The Sustainable Tourism Dashboard is divided into 7 themes: Poverty Alleviation, Equality of Travel, Carbon Emissions, Sustainable Production, Protected Areas, Gender Equity, and Security.
For each of these themes, a multitude of data is available. Feel free to browse and explore at your own pace. Dynamic maps and graphs provide you with you an overview, while the most important facts are shown at the bottom of the page. Easy-to-use, interactive and fun!
The 3 figures of hope
No time to dive into big data? Here are three of our favourite statistics for you to consider:
- The share of direct employment from travel & tourism in developing countries has increased from 4.5% to 8.0%
- The industry showed a 3% reduction in carbon emissions per guest night in 2014, having recorded 5.1% in 2013, 5.1% in 2012 and 3.1% in 2011
- 49% of all employees in the travel & tourism industry are female
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