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According to an ILO report 1 prepared for the Forum, international tourism was affected by the global economic and social crisis but is projected to grow significantly over the coming decade.
The tourism sector suffered a decline beginning in the second half of and intensifying in after several consecutive years of growth.
A sharp reduction in tourist flows, length of stay and spending, as well as increased restrictions on business travel expenses, led to a significant contraction of economic activity in the sector worldwide.
Among the most affected during the crisis were international tourist arrivals, decreasing by 4 per cent inwhile international tourism revenues were projected to go down 6 per cent by the end of The regions hit hardest by the decline in worldwide international tourism were the Middle East —4.
Despite the crisis, global employment in the tourism industry increased by about 1 per cent between andthe report says. But there were significant regional differences with respect to the impact of the crisis on employment in hotels and restaurants.
While the Americas suffered a 1. A need for more social dialogue On the second day of the Forum a panel discussed new ideas concerning the huge potential for social dialogue in the sector and sustainable forms of tourism with a strong poverty reduction potential. The panel addressed good practices that could be shared with other developing countries, particularly within the framework of South—South development cooperation.
It was observed that the challenging work environment in the tourism industry also enhances the value of social dialogue in the workplace and, where such processes are formalized, they create real opportunities for constructive collaboration within major companies in the hotel and tourism sector.
At the same time, participants noted that the central role of small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs within the sector makes the application of universal and formalized social dialogue difficult to achieve. Training and skills needs The Forum especially looked at education and vocational training as key requisites for the operational effectiveness of the sector.
Its workers tend to have limited professional qualifications, and a need for enhanced training and education, including health-related issues, has become visible. Competitiveness and productivity in the industry depend on skill levels, professionalism, commitment, passion, loyalty and soft skills of the workers.
Some of the soft skills needed, including language and communication skills, courtesy, discipline, conscientiousness, self-confidence, adaptability, creativity and punctuality, can be enhanced through training.
Gaps were also noted in the management capabilities — of management within the industry. Hotels need to train their employees. The role of governments The role of government was identified as key to developing the tourism industry. To become an attractive destination for tourists, a location requires a wide range of services including infrastructure and effective destination marketing.
Hotels and restaurants also have a huge potential to reduce poverty in many parts of the world. Partnerships between the private and public sectors should be enhanced to ensure more effective coordination and benefits for local communities. Local projects help to protect natural resources and provided a good platform for social dialogue.
Workers in tourism need to be given the ability to raise themselves out of poverty through representation organizations and ultimately, in ILO terms, collective bargaining.This McDonald’s SWOT analysis reveals how the most successful fast-food chain company of all time uses its competitive advantages to continue dominating fast-food industry..
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