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Ecuador Tourism Sector Brings $1.2 Billion in Profits

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Ecuador tourism industry generated revenue of $1.2 billion that clinched the 5% growth in tourism for 2011. In the first half of 2012 resources from tourism development reached about $460 million, showing an industry that is clearly growing.

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Ecuador Recorded Positive Achievements in the Tourism Industry

At the Second International Congress on Ethics and Tourism were categorized as positive achievements Ecuador. Freddy Ehlers, Minister of Tourism, said that in 2011 the industry generated revenue of $ 1.2 billion that clinched the 5% growth in tourism. In the first half of 2012 resources from tourism development reached about $ 460 million, showing an industry that is clearly growing.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says that Central recorded a growth of 7%, followed by South America with growth of 6%, with 4% North America, and the Caribbean with a growth of 5%.

Tourist In Europe the situation is a bit worrying. Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization, revealed a drastic reduction of tourism product within Europe of the crisis in the continent.

30 tourism ministers from various countries discuss about the future of tourism, strategies for sustainable development and the incorporation of “conscious tourism” as a proposed comprehensive development between man and nature.

The initiative “Conscious Tourism” is promoted by Ecuador and voices found support around the world. This new concept is based on the principles of sustainability and ethics. It promotes the values ​​of peace, friendship, respect and love of life and the essence of tourism practice.

It is a pact, responsibility, mutual respect and fellowship among tourism stakeholders of the sending and receiving communities, tourists and the natural and cultural heritage. Tourism is a concept conscious living, dynamic and in constant construction.

The conference is held in Quito from 11 to 13 September 2012 as part of the 54th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization for the Americas.

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