Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch
November 5, 2004
Global Donor Community Makes Sustainable Tourism a New Priority
"The first World Tourism Organization Tourism Policy Forum was held at The
George Washington University on October 19-20 in Washington, D.C. This forum
convened a variety of experts in the field of sustainable tourism and
featured a full day of presentations by leading representatives of the
global donor community who presented their planned approaches toward
Role of Sustainable Tourism In Furthering USAID's Mission
"Tourism development is being effectively and increasingly utilized not only
for achieving economic growth and poverty reduction goals, but also as a
valuable tool for other USAID objectives relating to sustainable natural
resource management, biodiversity conservation and local governance.
While supporting economic growth and competitiveness is a critical need, it
is also imperative to help to protect and enhance the natural resources that
most of the world's poor look to for their livelihoods."
World Bank Talking Points
"Bank's core business is poverty reduction; tourism is a valid contributor
because it is an important source of employment, environmental stewardship,
and cultural preservation."
REMINDER -- You'll find more sustainable tourism bank watch news and
discussion in the Planeta Forum