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31 THE TOURISM SECTOR AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS What are the sustainable development goals? Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages The tourism sector can operate in a sustainable, healthy and safe manner for local communities, tourists and employees, contributing to the well-being of all of them. Implementing appropriate health and safety plans and carrying out suitable measures to prevent accidents or health problems among tourists and employees are measures that companies can contribute. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Effective sustainable development can only be achieved by ensuring that ethical values and responsibility in environmental, economic and social matters are transmitted to the entire population. Tourism has a direct impact on a large number of people, whose education will be key to achieving effective sustainable tourism. The companies of the sector have several ways of contributing to this Goal—by carrying out training programmes for visitors and employees, through community development projects and by raising society’s awareness of a way to practice tourism in a responsible manner. Companies should pay particular attention to benefiting young people, women, older people, indigenous people and persons with special needs. New solutions to urgent problems related to the environment, cultural heritage, economy and society are necessary, and the education of future actors must be in accordance with these current requirements. Gilda Hernandez-Maskivker Master Director, Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning The Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality Read more


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