Dr. Walter Mzembi launches UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017

Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

Dr. Walter MzembiDr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry launched the UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 “Tourism For Transformative And Inclusive Growth” yesterday.

Dr. Mzembi said that tourism is not only the engine for Transformative Growth and Inclusive Growth in Africa, but the focal point for accelerated broad based empowerment of women and youth. The African Union adopted Agenda 2063, and in 2017, the AU adopted the theme: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend – which to me can succeed effectively if Africa exploits the inert potential in tourism.

Worldwide, tourism ranks third, behind only fuel and chemicals, and ahead of food products and automotive industry. In many developing countries such as Rwanda, tourism is the top export sector. It contributes 10% to Global GDP, generates 1.5 trillion USD in export earnings and employs 1 in every 11 globally.

The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The relationship between tourism and sustainability, inclusive growth with attendant transformative characteristics is supported by embracing new technology and innovation, ensuring seamless travel and security, and robust travel facilitation.

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