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New research by WTTC on the relationship between tourism and peace
A new piece of research launched by WTTC. In partnership with the Institute of Economics and Peace they have explored the relationship between tourism and peace, and tourism as a driver of peace. In summary, the research shows that countries with a more open and sustainable tourism sector tend to be more peaceful:
- A sustainable and open tourism sector brings about higher level of positive peace: namely the attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies.
- Countries with a more sustainable and open tourism sector are more likely to enjoy higher levels of positive peace in the future.
- The more sustainable a country’s tourism sector, the lower the country’s level of violence and conflict is likely to be.
- In non-conflict-affected countries, tourism is resilient to deteriorations in violence and conflict, even when terrorism is targeted at tourists.
The report can be found on here: