This is a chapter in the new publication "Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change" by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) which will be launched this year at TIES annual conference, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) being held in Monterey, California, USA from Sept 17-19, 2012.
Focusing on the key challenges and opportunities for sustainable development, the book, through case studies, best practice examples and industry insights, discusses tourism's roles in:
- Alleviating poverty
- Supporting and enhancing education
- Addressing gender equity and the empowerment of women
- Supporting conservation and preserving biodiversity
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