Transforming tourism through sustainable procurement
A UNEP Report
Globally, the tourism industry already accounts for an average of 9% of nations’ GDP, and its importance is bound to increase even more. The World Tourism Organization projects international tourist arrivals to increase from 1.1 billion in 2014 to 1.8 billion in 2030. This scale of economic activity has major
impacts on the environment. While tourism contributes about 8 % of global GHG emissions, it is projected that these, as well as water and energy consumption, will double by 2050.