Working with the Industry

More than 185 supply-side economic activities that have significant connections to tourism are listed under WTO's Standard International Classification of Tourism Activities. This impressive network of businesses is at the center of one of the world's biggest economic activities.

UNEP assists trade associations, business development institutions, corporations and entrepreneurs to incorporate sustainability as one of the core values of any economic activity. Apart from providing technical assistance and supporting voluntary initiatives such as the UNEP/WTO/UNESCO Tour Operator Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development, UNEP has facilitated the preparation of an industry report to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, August / September 2002.