Greater inclusion of Women and youth in sustainable tourism was one of the highlights of the recently concluded International Peoples Fair, Fuengirola.
The tourism industry offers many opportunities to invest in Africa’s rich local communities, generate economic activity and create employment for women.
Morocco has enthusiastically used the tourism industry as a development tool to strengthen the country’s economic growth.
In Morocco, women have recently been issued tour Guide licenses for the first time.
It is hoped that the Nigerian government will begin to strategically prioritise tourism and promote greater gender equality in Tourism.
UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili maintains that the Organisation is ‘firmly Committed to working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals- the empowerment of women and girls- and ensuring that tourism continues to be at the forefront of gender equality efforts.’
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