During the ongoing first Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, told CCTVNEWS how tourism can better contribute to peace and sustainable development around the world. The UNWTO is the UN agency in charge of ensuring responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Rifai also says that technology and social media is revolutionizing the global travel industry at an unprecedented pace. Travel and tourism generates 7.6 trillion US dollars (10% of global GDP) and 277 million jobs (1 in 11) globally.
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