Merkel calls for sustainable tourism development

merkel calls for sustainable tourismAt the German Tourism Summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel, stressed the opportunities that sustainable tourism provides for developing and emerging countries. “It is important for the tourism sector to emphasize local culture and local products and services, to generate truly genuine development opportunities,” she said

The Chancellor. highlighted the role of tourism in development assistance. “Many refugees come from African countries. We need to give people economic development perspectives in their home countries. Tourism could contribute significantly to this,” she said.

This is an excerpt from an article published on Travel Mole. To read the whole story, visit Merkel calls for sustainable development tourism.

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