Tourism has a positive impact on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Example Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Tourism development correlates with higher levels of income and life expectancy, as well as with a substantial drop in the poverty and destitution rates.
SUSTAINABILITY: SHAPING THE TRANSFORMATION OF TOURISM
A decade of sustainable transformation lies ahead of us. The economy has a decisive role to play. And of course, TUI as a leading travel group also sees its own responsibility in this process and wants to be pioneer in the industry in terms of sustainability: we will strengthen the positive effects of tourism in the destinations and at the same time further reduce the environmental impact of travel.
Every tenth employee worldwide works in the travel and tourism industry. Like no other industry, tourism improves social and environmental standards, provides education and promotes development and prosperity – especially in emerging and developing countries. We need to preserve and develop these positive effects of tourism. Furthermore, we need to significantly reduce our environmental footprint. Our industry is responsible for a total of around eight percent of global CO2 emissions.