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Tourism that's good for the planet and its inhabitants

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The ......................Chinese city of Chengdu has been the host of UN talks on how to make sure tourism plays a key role
in sustainable development.

The capital of Sichuan Province is famous for a tourist attraction that has become one of the main ......................centres
attempting to save the ......................giant panda.

The ......................programme has helped bring the ......................back from the ......................of extinction, producing
almost 50 newborns in the last three years alone.

“And it’s against the ......................of a project like this that the UN World Tourism Organisation is hoping to make
progress on a key question: how can tourism be used as a tool for ......................, but also be good for the planet and its
.......................”

Delegates from more than 130 countries were given a strong message: tourism is a power that must be harnessed for
the benefit of all.

“......................is about sustaining life for the future generations. No responsible society, no responsible community must
be left behind in this ....................... At stake is life tomorrow. So if you don’t do something about it today, then tomorrow
is lost.”

As well as tourism that respects the environment, many countries hope to use it to ......................poverty in
......................areas.

“These ......................have to integrate the population and combat poverty. We have a big challenge ahead, with a 30%
rate of ....................... That’s why there has to be a good ......................aspect and a sound business that can deliver
quality products to foreign visitors.”

“For Ghana, tourism is centralised. It’s a ......................that links properly with sustainable development, so using
tourism as a ......................for development. The ......................component is elimination of poverty, education.”

......................poverty is also crucial in China, the world’s fourth most popular holiday destination, and Chengdu has a
development programme called Tourism Plus. “For example, tourism plus ......................and rehabilitation; tourism plus
sports; tourism plus ecological construction; and tourism plus culture.”

Using tourism to preserve cultural ......................is also big for other countries; Portugal, for example, has included this
in a 200-million-euro programme. “It has been incredible to see the dynamic way in which local communities have
gone out to create projects that ......................on the identity of their region, their products, and to transform these into
tourism products.”

Social development is another ......................; Japan, for example, wants tourism to help its ageing population through
greater contact with outside visitors. “People can maintain their lifestyle and culture as ......................through interacting
with incoming visitors, and enjoying the conversation and the different communications.”

But there is also pressure to put words into action. There’s ......................a code of ethics for WTO member states. But
there have been ......................calls for a stronger international convention or .......................”

And Chengdu provided plenty of food for thought: the assembly agreed on a ......................convention, covering
everything from ......................of movement for holiday makers to the rights of tourism workers.
Angola to boost tourism
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Welcome to this new edition of our series on Angola. 1.600 kilometres of scenic ……………………,
……………………landscapes, a rich and varied fauna and flora, and an exceptional cultural ……………………: Angola’s
potential for tourism is enormous but ……………………largely ……………………. One example of this potential is the
……………………Huila region, one of Angola’s eighteen ……………………. It’s home to some of the most beautiful
……………………in the country like the ……………………site of Tundavala.

Many ……………………told us so, they’ve already fallen under its charms and say that when it ……………………to
sites of ……………………natural beauty Angola is right up there with its ……………………, South Africa, Botswana or
Namibia, where tourism is much more ……………………. So can Angola diversify its sources of economic
……………………by boosting its tourism industry?

Investors here at the Pululukwa resort in the southern Huila province have taken a ……………………and injected 35
millions dollars into this eco-lodge. Located in the midst of a 210-hectare site, it boasts ……………………bungalows,
high-end cuisine and even has its own animal sanctuary. “All the material we use here has a connection with nature: we
use ……………………, ……………………and even stone. We have tried to create a place where people really feel they
are in Africa – but we also want to offer a ……………………-……………………eco-tourism experience.”

It seems it woks: the resort has become a reference for tourism in Angola. Further investment is ……………………in the
coming months, a chance for the Lubango area to diversify its economic activity historically ……………………on
agriculture. The ……………………employs 120 people. “99% of the people who work here are Angolan – and that’s
huge! It means it can be done and it’s important to get that message through.”

Training ……………………personnel and creating jobs for Angola’s young and dynamic population – that’s the goal of
this woman who is ……………………the country’s new tourism strategy. “……………………oil ……………………the
country, revenue from tourism doesn’t leave. Money spent here stays here and can be reinvested, so resources linked
to tourism stay in Angola and help develop the economy.”

Fifteen years after the end of the ……………………, Angola’s image ……………………is changing. A lot of
……………………is going into developing a strategy to boost tourism, for example, by making it easier for visitors to
obtain visas. “What we need to do now is to work on our image as a ……………………tourist destination. We need to
identify which sector we want to ……………………on first. It needs to be done step by step, we can’t do it all at once.

And the work has already started. Angola’s national airline company is developing a new strategy. The goal is, of
course, to promote Luanda as a tourism destination. But it goes ……………………: thanks to a partnership with the
airline ……………………Emirates, it wants to turn Luanda into an international hub. “Everybody knows that Dubai is a
major ……………………, so we will benefit from Emirates’ experience in that field.”

The goal is not only to welcome more tourists but also to turn Luanda into a ……………………hub for destinations like
Lisbon, Johannesburg or Havana. “Today, between 80 and 100 people transit through Luanda every day, and we are
……………………we can boost that ……………………by promoting our services in markets where we have a
…………………….” A new strategy which has allowed the airline company to ……………………its losses for 2016 and
recover financial stability – a sound basis to ……………………tourism in Angola.
Tourism that's good for the planet and its
inhabitants
The southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu has been the host of UN talks on how to make sure tourism pla
key role in sustainable development.

The capital of Sichuan Province is famous for a tourist attraction that has become one of the main research
centres attempting to save the endangered giant panda.

The breeding programme has helped bring the species back from the brink of extinction, producing almost 5
newborns in the last three years alone.

“And it’s against the backdrop of a project like this that the UN World Tourism Organisation is hoping to mak
progress on a key question: how can tourism be used as a tool for development, but also be good for the pl
and its inhabitants.”

Delegates from more than 130 countries were given a strong message: tourism is a power that must be
harnessed for the benefit of all.

“Sustainability is about sustaining life for the future generations. No responsible society, no responsible
community must be left behind in this endeavour. At stake is life tomorrow. So if you don’t do something abo
today, then tomorrow is lost.”

As well as tourism that respects the environment, many countries hope to use it to tackle poverty in vulnera
areas.

“These enterprises have to integrate the population and combat poverty. We have a big challenge ahead, w
a 30% rate of poverty. That’s why there has to be a good environmental aspect and a sound business that c
deliver quality products to foreign visitors.”

“For Ghana, tourism is centralised. It’s a theme that links properly with sustainable development, so using
tourism as a tool for development. The key component is elimination of poverty, education.”

Fighting poverty is also crucial in China, the world’s fourth most popular holiday destination, and Chengdu h
development programme called Tourism Plus.
“For example, tourism plus healthcare and rehabilitation; tourism plus sports; tourism plus ecological
construction; and tourism plus culture.”

Using tourism to preserve cultural heritage is also big for other countries; Portugal, for example, has include
this in a 200-million-euro programme. “It has been incredible to see the dynamic way in which local commun
have gone out to create projects that focus on the identity of their region, their products, and to transform th
into tourism products.”

Social development is another priority; Japan, for example, wants tourism to help its ageing population throu
greater contact with outside visitors. “People can maintain their lifestyle and culture as sustainable through
interacting with incoming visitors, and enjoying the conversation and the different communications.”

But there is also pressure to put words into action. There’s already a code of ethics for WTO member states
But there have been growing calls for a stronger international convention or charter.”

And Chengdu provided plenty of food for thought: the assembly agreed on a framework convention, coverin
everything from freedom of movement for holiday makers to the rights of tourism workers.