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)

Minimize

Bags

Carry a bag with you and pick it up if there is anything on the street.

Energy

Reduce the cost of energy and water in the places where you visit or stay.

Paper

Avoid taking maps, paper confirmations and use your smartphone.

Plastic

Take your reusable water bottle with you when you spend the day out.

Craft beer

Minimize bottlenecks and support local breweries.

Consume

Businesses

Visit cafes, bars and shops that are not international chains.

Gifts

Buy authentic and original gifts from local stores.

Events

Facebook Events will inform you of events in the city where you are.

Food

Visit restaurants with typical food and avoid international chains.

Tours

Discover the place, avoid crowded tours and look for the originals.

Think

Camping

When you camp surrounded by nature take precautions.

Routes

Respect the routes and wildlife when you are in the mountains.

Respect

Respect the culture and traditions of the local people wherever you go.

Report

Report bad practices by calling 112. It is free and effective.

Ecological

Use biodegradable products such as sunscreens and others.