Tourist activity generates impacts, positive or negative, on destinations and communities.
The big challenge we have is how to minimize (or avoid) negative impacts and maximize positive impacts.

The impacts of tourism can be analysed from different dimensions

<strong>Positive economic impacts</strong>

Currency gain
Increase in foreign investment
Increase in tax collection
Contribution to Gross Domestic Product
Economic redistribution

<strong>Negative economic impacts</strong>

Excessive dependence on foreign currencies
Distortion of the local economy
Dependence on the seasonality of tourism
Inflation
Multinational profits

<strong>Positive social impacts</strong>

Job creation
Rating of local culture
Cultural exchange
Recovery of local industry and Km 0 products
Increased investment in training to generate local employment

<strong>Negative social impacts</strong>

Displacement of local cultures
Preference for non-local workers for quality jobs
Loss of culture and traditions
Drastic changes in the way of life of local people
Over-plotting resources

<strong>Positive environmental impacts</strong>

Increased environmental awareness
Interest in natural areas and their conservation
Fighting pollution
Demand from visitors for a quality environment
Support for conservation and research programs

<strong>Negative environmental impacts</strong>

Saturation of destinations and natural sites of global interest
Destruction of natural areas
Garbage generation
Air, water and soil pollution
Affecting natural nesting, reproduction or high concentration of biodiversity sites

I want to make positive impact

Challenges

What can we do to get the more than 1.4 billion travelers around the world each year to become 1.4 billion opportunities?

Contribute to local development

Decrease the carbon footprint

Fair profit sharing

The tourism sector plays a key role in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

It accounts for more than
10 of global GDP,
is directly responsible for a
5 of global emissions
and

1 in 10 people
work in this sector.

Tourism must therefore align with the
17 Sustainable Development Goals
adopted by
all
United Nations
countries.