International Trade Forum

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Articles from No. 2, 2011

2011 Wedf: Sustainable Tourism Development
The 2011 World Export Development Forum focused on ways to develop sustainable tourism with the announcement of four projects to connect small- and mediumsized enterprises in least developed countries to the tourism industry.Held on 10-11 May in Istanbul,...
A Natural Partnership: TOURISM & ONLINE MARKETING
Tuning in to the online traffic about customer satisfaction with services is a key to addressing quality issues and responding swiftly and deftly to consumer perceptions and needs. 'When we upgraded our website, we only thought about having a nicer online...
Bhutan: A MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Bhutan's long-term strategy of controlled tourism with a focus on sustainability and quality has secured the country's reputation as an exclusive and distinctive destination while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry and its contribution...
Blueprint for New Tourism: A PARTNERSHIP MODEL
With global travel and tourism forecast to grow at a rate of 4% per year over the next 10 years it is not surprising that governments in many least developed countries (LDCs) have identified tourism as a strategic priority for growing their economies....
Carnival Australia: MANAGING THE IMPACT OF TOURISM
The growth of cruise holidays is placing increased demand on operators to manage the environmental and social impact on remote island communities.The boom in popularity of cruise holidays to the Pacific Islands has seen a vast increase in the number...
Coaching for EXPORT SUCCESS
Helping Mongolia and other developing countries build sustainable tourism businessWhen planning a foreign holiday, Mongolia is not the first country that comes to mind. This far-flung nation broke free from Soviet influence only about 20 years ago and...
Collaboration TOURISM
Tourism development in least developed countries - economic significance and policy prioritiesLeast developed countries (LDCs) continue to play only a minor role in global tourism, receiving a mere 1% of the world's travel exports: LDCs' tourism earnings...
Community-Based & PRO-POOR TOURISM
Two contemporary approaches to poverty reduction in developing and least developed countriesThe travel and tourism industry is the world's largest and fastest growing industry, with an average growth rate of 7% in the past decade. If forecasts prove...
Connectivity IN THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
Cooperative partnerships and long-term approaches improve connectivity within supply chains.Connectivity within supply chains is not easy to achieve, especially as competitiveness in developing and least developed countries may be weak, This constraint...
Directory
ITC PUBLICATIONSResources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakers1 COTTON AND CLXNATE CHANGE:Impacts and options to mitigate and adaptCotton production is both a contributor to and a 'victim' o? climate...
Healing the Wounds OF WAR
From conflict to commercial conservation in CambodiaA small miracle was recorded on Cambodia's northern plains in 2009. Deep in the forest, not too. far from the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the number of giant ibis, a critically endangered species,...
Message From
Tourism is an economic engine that has huge potential to drive sustainable growth in developing countries, especially least developed countries. Although its origins exist in the often unplanned practice of exploration and discovery, its future lies...
Opinion Piece: TOURISM AS AN ECONOMIC TOOL
Shaping strategic positioning to attract tourists to least developed countriesStrategic positioning is the first thing developing countries should do when considering tourism as an economic tool. It requires the development of a carefully constructed,...
Pro-Poor Tourism: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES
Reducing poverty in developing countries through tourismThe World Travel & Tourism Council predicts that the travel and tourism industry will be one of the world's fastest growing sectors between 2011 and 2021, creating about 66 million jobs and...
Sustainable Futures: INDIGENOUS TOURISM
Q&A WITH JOHN HORSE - INDIGENOUS TOORXSM ADVISORFormer Managing Director of the Australian Tourist Commission. Mr. Morse now works almost exclusively with aboriginal people and communities in Australia, helping them to start ecotourism businesses.TF:...
The Big Picture: TOURISM & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
As a US$ 3 billion a day global business, the tourism sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries and an important driver for economic growth in least developed countries.Since the 1930s, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification,...
Tourism & Travel: IN THE GREEN ECONOMY
We are at a tipping point where the past four decades of climate and poverty concern - the Stockholm Environment Conference, the Rio Earth Summit, the Kyoto Climate Summit, the Millennium Development Goals and the like - must give way to shared solutions....
Travel & Tourism: BEYOND THE DOWNTURN
Travel & tourism as a critical competitiveness driver for developing economiesFollowing a difficult period that recast much of the travel & tourism (T&T) industry's landscape, the sector is slowly recovering from the economic downturn, with...
Unctad Investment Trends
Shortage of capital is a major obstacle for tourism development, and many countries - especially in the developing world - increasingly look to foreign investors to provide capital that will help develop their tourism industries.EXCERPT FBOM'Promoting...
Unlocking Potential: CAMBODIA, BURUNDI, TURKEY
The 2011 World Export Development Forum explored how least developed countries can make tourism work towards poverty reduction.At the 2011 World Export Development Forum (WEDF)1 high-level leaders from Burundi, Cambodia and Turkey spoke about experiences...
UNWTO.TedQual's MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR AFRICA
The UNWTO.TedQual Mentoring. Programme for Africa is improving the competitiveness of the tourism sector through higher education programmes across six pilot countries: Angola, Algeria, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Tunisia and Uganda.The Programme was created...
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