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Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future, challenges and opportunities : Petra, Jordan, 26-27 October 2016, World Tourism Organization

"This report synthesizes the rich insights of the first Regional Conference on Investing in Tourism for an Inclusive Future: Challenges and Opportunities (26 - 27 October 2016, Petra, Jordan). Jointly organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan, the event advanced understandings of how investments in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region can harness tourism's potential to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development in the broadest sense - economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. The report highlights the Conference's discussions on three priority areas, and the role of finance in achieving these priorities: access to training and employment opportunities; supporting local micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises; and resource and energy efficiency. By identifying challenges, lessons learned and key recommendations, the Conference culminated in the Petra Declaration - a call to action to build a more inclusive, sustainable tourism sector"--Back cover
Table Of Contents
Opening Session -- Tourism as a force for positive change -- Tourism in Jordan and the SEMED region -- Keynote speech: inclusive tourism for sustainable development in a fast-changing world / Sean Cleary, executive vice chairman, future world foundation -- Making tourism more sustainable and inclusive -- Plenary session financing an inclusive and sustainable tourism -- Understanding the context: current challenges to inclusive investments -- enhancing investments by improving financing structures -- Finding inclusive and sustainable tourism in Jordan -- Session 1 Inclusive tourism through skills development as a driver of sustainable development -- understanding the context: skills development and youth -- Promotive the private sectors role in skills training -- Strengthening action by education providers and the public sector -- Spearheading long-term solutions -- Promoting policies and partnerships around skills development -- Case study: Abdali Mall -- Session 2 building competitiveness throughout tourism value chains -- Understanding the context: challenges to the competitiveness of the value chain -- Innovative approaches and strategic frameworks -- Enhancing competitiveness on the ground -- Case study: linking the local production of saffron to rural tourism in Morocco -- Session 3 Energy efficient operations through innovative technical practices and enabling policies -- Understanding the context: current trends in energy efficiency -- Pursuing innovative technical solutions -- Fostering a supportive policy environment -- Building on existing learning tools and good practices -- Case study: Jadranka hotels, Croatia -- Session 4 sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector -- Understanding the context: the value of sustainability for the SEMED region -- Developing new approaches for tourism's sustainability -- Stakeholders' role in implementing practical solutions -- Case study: sustainability and tourism in the Mediterranean
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non fiction
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1 online resource (96 pages), illustrations
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