Re: Zur Tourismus-Diskussion - AN ALLE

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Geschrieben von LUIGIFOGO am 23. August 2001 23:50:48:

Als Antwort auf: Re: Zur Tourismus-Diskussion - Beatrice geschrieben von barbara am 23. August 2001 22:53:31:

>Wenn die Kapverden nicht mehr "In" sind, als "Unbekanntes Atlantikparadies", aber ihre Natur noch intakt ist, dann lassen sich immer noch Leute auf die Reise ein, um etwas spezielles zu sehen.
>Denn Straende, pardon, aber da gibt es viele andere, billigere und einfacher zu erreichen.
>STIMMT auffallend!!!!

Tourism Development Urged for Poorest Nations

Brussels, Belgium, May 17, 2001
World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli called on international aid organizations to dedicate more of their resources to tourism development projects in the world's poorest nations.

Speaking to the Third UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) today, Mr. Frangialli said tourism can be a valuable tool in the international fight to alleviate poverty.

"For many LDCs, tourism represents one of the few options they have to diversify their economies and replace a declining traditional agricultural society," he said.

"Tourism in LDCs is a labour intensive activity offering small scale opportunities," he pointed out. "It has the capacity to create jobs for the poor, jobs for women and for young people, and jobs in indigenous communities—unskilled jobs as well as highly skilled jobs, in seaside resorts and rural areas."

This is the first time that tourism has been included on the agenda of this United Nations conference, which is also being addressed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, World Bank President James Wolfensohn, World Trade Organization Director-General Mike Moore and UNCTAD Secretary-General Rubens Ricupero.

WTO and UNCTAD organized a preliminary meeting on tourism and poverty alleviation in March of this year in Spain's Canary Islands. The meeting identified four areas of action for developing tourism in LDCs:

• Strengthening the capacities of LDC governments and especially of their national tourism administrations, to enhance sustainable and competitive tourism;
• Developing entrepreneurial capacities and managerial skills, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, in order to improve the competitiveness of tourism products and services;
• Promoting synergies between transport and tourism policies, with particular reference to air transport;
• Increasing national capacities to use relevant elements of the multilateral trade framework.

Mr. Frangialli urged international aid agencies and other conference participants to support projects targeted at these four areas.

But he warned against the danger of unbridled tourism development and urged developing countries to "create an appropriate regulatory framework, efficient planning, sound management and clear sustainable development guidelines".

International tourism receipts are extremely important for developing nations, contributing to the balance of payments and reducing external debt.

Tourism is the number two foreign exchange earner in the 49 LDCs, second only to petroleum exports which are concentrated in just three of the countries—Angola, Yemen and Equatorial Guinea. Tourism earnings far outpace those of the cotton and textile industries in LDCs.

Growth in tourist arrivals in LDCs over the past ten years has been higher than the world average and tourism receipts in LDCs more than doubled between 1992 and 1998.

The Secretary-General was speaking at a special session of the conference on International Trade, Commodities and Services.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Luhrman / Alla Peressolova
WTO Press and Communications

>>Man hat es mir damals gesagt, aber ich weiss es nicht mehr genau: Angola oder Guinea Bissau.
>>D.h., dies sind die Laender die in der GEgend vermehrt unterstuetzt werden, nicht die einzigen. Aber ich weiss es nicht mehr genau: Werde mich informieren.
>Bin gespannt.. hab vielen Dank!!!!!!!!
>Bis bald, herzlichst, Barbara

Africa to Triple Tourist Numbers

Madrid, Spain, June 7, 2001

Africa should be able to triple the size of its tourism industry by 2020 if proper efforts are made to ensure the safety and security of visitors.

The number of tourist arrivals in the continent is forecast to reach 77.3 million in 2020, up from 27.8 million last year—according to the new report Tourism 2020 Vision: Africa published by the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Greater co-operation among countries and between the public and private sectors are already helping to boost tourism, bringing greater coverage of Africa in tour operators brochures, says WTO Chief of Market Intelligence and Promotion Augusto Huéscar.

But the report also highlights the negative effects of attacks on tourists and health scares.

"Africa possesses natural and cultural resources in abundance, but civil unrest and perceived personal danger may prevent many nations from reaching their full tourism potential," says Mr. Huéscar.

The report shows that countries which deal most effectively with negative events will best limit their impact, such as Kenya's introduction of a special police force for its national parks. Among other issues needing attention are: Aids, drinking water shortages and bureaucracy.

Improvements to infrastructure and tourism facilities, a better and broader choice of product, and image correction through marketing campaigns should all be priorities over the next two decades, adds Mr. Huéscar.

Tourism 2020 Vision: Africa predicts two major shifts in tourism patterns in the region: more tourists heading to southern Africa and a significant increase in intra-regional travel, which will account for more than half the total arrivals by 2020.

Southern Africa is forecast to see an average 10.4 per cent annual rise in tourist arrivals to 36 million by 2020, up from 7.9 million in 2000, overtaking the North Africa region which will manage only a 3.5 per cent increase to 19 million from 9.4 million last year.

East Africa will be the other main growth region, up 6 per cent annually to 17 million compared with 5.9 million in 2000.

Meanwhile, intra-regional travel will rise by an annual average 6.5 per cent from 42 per cent of the market in 1995 to 53 per cent or 41.3 million tourists in 2020.

European tourism to Africa will grow by a slower rate of 4.4 per cent a year, but will be the most important source of long-haul visitors, increasing to 19.6 million in 2020 from 6.6 million in 1995. Surprisingly, the main growth in European outbound to Africa is expected from new generating markets in central and eastern Europe.

The strongest growth is expected from East Asia and the Pacific as that region recovers from its financial crises, with arrivals to Africa increasing by 7 per cent annually to nearly 2.5 million tourists a year by 2010.

South Africa will be the prime beneficiary of tourism growth in Africa, with its four main long-haul markets—the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and France—expected to grow by more than 10 per cent a year, boosting arrivals from 6 million in 2000 to 30.5 million by 2020.

Tunisia and Morocco will see much slower growth: Tunisia by 3 per cent a year from 5 million in 2000 to 9 million by 2020 and Morocco with 5 per cent annual growth from 4 million in 2000 to 8.7 million by 2020.

In outbound tourism, southern Africa will also dominate, growing by more than 8 per cent a year to represent 30 million of the estimated 62 million African outbound travellers in 2020.

South Africa will be the biggest source of outbound tourists, with trips to Zambia growing by 20 per cent annually, and the long-haul destinations of Germany and Australia both enjoying growth rates of more than 10 per cent in South African arrivals.

Tourism 2020 Vision: Africa is available in English. It is part of a six-volume worldwide survey, which was based on statistics and forecasts gathered from WTO member countries and interviews with more than 75 tourism visionaries about the future of the industry. Each volume can be purchased for US$125 and the entire set is available for US$625. Click here for more details and to order the report.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Luhrman / Alla Peressolova
WTO Press and Communications


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