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Our holiday – their home

According to UNWTO, the number of international tourist arrivals amounted to 1,2 billion in 2015. Until 2030, it is expected to have 1,8 billion foreign travellers.

Different, seemingly "exotic" cultures are tempting and long-distance travel has never been cheaper. Nearly half of all journeys go to so-called developing and emerging countries, which accounts for the significance of tourism in North-South relations.
Tourism is considered one of the most important economic sectors worldwide and thereby provides opportunities for the destinations: tourism creates jobs in the hotel and hospitality industries; traditional artisanry is promoted, manufacturing of art and souvenirs as well as trade offer additional sources of income for the local population.

Therefore, developing countries expect economic growth from tourism. But there is a price to pay, because tourism might also reinforce social inequality, lead to environmental problems and overstrain local cultures.

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