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33 THE TOURISM SECTOR AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS What are the sustainable development goals? Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all In order to achieve sustainable tourism, it is necessary to promote access to affordable, clean and modern energy in destinations. Companies in the tourism sector can commit to developing energy-efficiency measures as well as to increasing the use of renewable energy in their operations, while decreasing their reliance of fossil fuels, in order to achieve a sustainable and beneficial economy for all. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Tourism is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world, currently accounting for the creation of 1 in every 11 jobs ,14 and is one of the main sources of revenue for many countries. It is therefore a key instrument for achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth and providing decent working conditions for a large number of people, particularly young people and women. The companies of the sector provide jobs that should be decent throughout their value chain. They should also encourage the hiring and entrepreneurship of local people, especially among vulnerable groups. 14 UNWTO Tourism Highlights (Madrid: UNWTO, 2015 edition) At Viajes El Corte Inglés we have programmes that focus on quality training, through our own training plans for our employees Pedro Hita Human Resources Director Viajes El Corte Inglés Read more


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