HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services, has announced its sponsorship of a white paper entitled ´2018 Sustainable Tourism Index´, using research carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the company said.
Tourism accounts for approximately 10 percent of world GDP and just under 10 percent of all jobs. Driven by rising wages in emerging markets, tourism is primed to power further global growth, however the industry can only realize its full potential through sustainable practices.
Key findings include:
France and Germany exhibit the strongest commitments to sustainable tourism while China and India´s high-growth tourism sectors could provide a foundation for action and leadership in sustainable tourism into the future.
Fragmentism reigns in sustainable tourism-related policymaking. Local, regional, and national policymakers in every country surveyed can protect and grow their tourism industries through enhanced integration across jurisdictional bodies.
Large businesses have made major strides in sustainability and sustainability reporting however small businesses have to keep pace.
HNA Group is a global company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services. Since its founding in 1993, HNA Group has evolved from a regional airline based on Hainan Island in southern China into a global company with an international workforce. For more information, visit www.hnagroup.com.