A WTO-GATS-Tourism Impact Assessment Framework for Developing Countries

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Tourism is the principal export earner for 83% of the developing world and the principal export for one-third of it. But, while dependence on tourism is high, the share of the developing countries in this global tourism pie remains dismally low. Given the economic challenges they are already faced with and the need to pursue it responsibly, developing countries have to seriously consider the long-term implications of their sector-specific GATS commitments on the sustainability of their domestic tourism sectors. This publication, illustrates a framework to aid developing countries analyse the impacts of the GATS on tourism in their region along five dimensions: policy, economic, environmental ,social and institutional. The framework, methodology used for choosing the indicators and the case-studies are presented. This is followed by detailed description of each dimension of impacts by explaining the indicators developed and the analysis made through the lens of countries’ sector-specific GATS commitments. The final section of the publication summarises the analysis and recommendations. Contact: [email protected], +91.80.25457607 Visit: www.equitabletourism.org, www.equitabletourism.org/stage/readfull.php?AID=654
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