Save Tourism. The tourism industry is one of the largest sectors of the economy. According to The World Economic Forum (WEF), travel and tourism contribute around $ 9 trillion a year to the global economy and account for around 10 percent of all business activity. The council estimates travel and tourism account for 320 million jobs worldwide.
The tourism industry in many developing countries is often one of the main sources of livelihood for local society. Tourism is currently the largest in history voluntary cash transfer from rich to poor. Travelers consciously can redistribute money from developed countries to developing countries. Even considering the criticism of the impact of tourism on water scarcity and waste management in developing areas, the industry is a large global employer. Tourism also has an undeniably positive impact on local communities and on reducing poverty.
Today tourism is in trouble. The outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a major and evolving challenge for the tourism sector. Because the pandemic keeps billions of people at home, this sector has experienced an immediate crisis. Governments close their borders, and people around the world stay weeks at home to stop the spread of coronavirus. Companies are fighting for survival. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) reports that up to 50 million jobs in the tourism industry are threatened worldwide due to the current pandemic. It is expected that this will particularly affect small and medium-sized enterprises (which account for around 80% of the tourism sector). This affects not only people who want to travel, but also people who have a job in the tourism industry. Many nations rely on foreign tourists, but the most severe economic havoc will probably be seen in countries that rely on tourism as a tool to stimulate their development and economic integration.
Tanzania is home to thousands of guides, drivers, porters, receptionists, a maid and many other people working in the tourism industry. In addition, owners of small shops with handicrafts, local eateries, farmers – food suppliers to restaurants and hotels. The list of people using the influx of tourists is long. And all of these people suddenly lost their jobs overnight and lost their livelihoods. We, the owners of tourism companies, try to support our employees and partners, but soon it will prove impossible for us.
The COVID-19 challenge also provides an opportunity to show how solidarity can go beyond borders. The tourism sector, like no other social impact business, is based on interaction between people and it is now that travelers can get involved in the future of tourism. We are waiting impatiently for free walks to the park, trips, travels close and further. Our desires and plans will not come true without the tourism industry.
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Did you like the idea? I warmly urge all colleagues from the industry, partners and tourists to be solidarity and support each other during this difficult time. It is important that as many people as possible find out about it. Each of us is a tourist, and every country is a tourist attraction.
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