Tourism impact

  • International tourist arrivals have increased from 25 million worldwide in 1950, to 278 million in 1980, 527 million in 1995 and 1,320 million in 2017. They are expected to reach 1,800 million in 2030.
  • The average international tourist receipt exceeds US $ 700 per person and travelers spend more than $ 1.4 billion.
  • Travel and tourism represent approximately 10% of the total global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016 (if it includes businesses related to tourism (for example, catering, cleaning) (US $ 7 billion).
  • The global travel and tourism industry creates approximately 11% of global employment (direct and indirect) in 2016.
  • At least 25 million people in 52 countries are displaced by violence, persecution and / or disasters; This affects tourism revenue in all countries.
  • The tourism leak is as high as 80% in the Caribbean (for every dollar earned in tourism, 80 cents leaves the country)

Use less

Bags

Bring a bag with you and clean after yourself

Go Digital

Avoid papper maps, flyers and ticket confirmations

Bottle

Carry on a reusable bottle of water with you when you are out there

Energy

Reduce the use water, AC, towels and electricity in your accommodation

Draft beer

Have a draft beer. You would support local breweries.

Watch out

Local

Visit local coffee shops and bars

Souvenirs

You can buy gifts and souvenirs from local shops

Events

Use “Events” app by Facebook and check the events around you

Food

Avoid famous fast food chains and go to local restaurants

Experiences

Lot’s of options. Discover more about the place and what you can do

Think

Camping

Be careful when CAMPING surrounded by the nature.

Routes

Follow the signs when you are in the mountain

Culture

Respect the local CULTURE and traditions

Report

Report BAD practises. Call 112, it is free and available everywhere

Bio products

Use BIO products like: Sun protectors and others