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:

http://www.wttc.org/research/other-research/tourism-as-a-driver-of-peace/