In recent decades, tourism has become one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economic sectors, and a major driver of jobs and growth. COVID-19 has dramatically changed this: the impact on tourism enterprises and workers, the majority of whom are young women and men, is unprecedented. The course focuses re-establishing a better, more sustainable, responsible and inclusive form of tourism. Supported by their tutors, participants will draw up concrete, practical guidelines to be applied in their local contexts. Special attention is paid to ensuring that the recovery of the tourism industry includes and benefits vulnerable populations. The course is highly practical, as participants are guided by tutors and coaches to apply what they are learning to their specific contexts, in response to the following guided questions: 1) how do you reactivate tourism safely using a sustainable, responsible and inclusive approach? 2) how do you rebuild a sustainable and responsible form of tourism that responds best to the challenges of COVID-19?; and 3) how do you promote and provide a sustainable and responsible form of tourism that better responds to changes in demand resulting from COVID-19?
National and local government officials responsible for supporting tourism; private-sector operators in the tourism industry; development practitioners supporting the tourism industry; public and private stakeholders promoting sustainable tourism; ILO constituents and members of academia