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Have You Considered Sustainability Entrepreneurship in Tourism?

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As a young motivated wannapreneur, you have to think about the ways that can help your local community to have a good quality of life. Sometimes there are various ways, and sometimes there is only one. If tourism is the only sector with a potential for development, you must take care that it does not contribute to environmental damage, climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem loss, and pollution. With the right skills, you can develop a new kind of tourism that is beneficial to the local community and does not cause an unsustainable consummation of resources.

Sustainable tourism and social entrepreneurship go hand in hand. On one hand, tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It is people oriented and most tourism-related businesses fall under small and medium-sized enterprises. On the other hand, tourism has its share of social and ecological, consequences. Therefore, both locals and travelers, who are learning about the negative effects of tourism on the environment or cultural heritage, are looking for more responsible travel options.

Tourism includes a wide range of activities and services such as transportation, accommodation, eating and drinking, catering, shopping, guided tours, ecotourism, and much more. You can help to develop a sector that adopts sustainability principles, contributes to poverty reduction, and helps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Entrepreneurship Campus offers the opportunity to participate in a Tourism Competition. If you have an idea or a project focused on this sector, don’t hesitate to join the competition. The free online training will help you to build capacity implementing and explaining sustainability in tourism-related projects that fall in line with local needs and sustainable development.

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  1. Indeed tourists and local communities are curcial actors in sustaining entrepreneur in tourism.

  2. I had never really thought of the tourism sector but this has got me thinking of ways to boost tourism in Africa. Thanks

  3. Tourism is indeed am untapped market in my country Nigeria. Hopefully in the future I would love to do something on tourism. Nice piece by the way.

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  5. Nkem menkoah Elvis Atemnkeng

    25.05.2019 · Reply

    Indeed the tourism sector has untapped potentials,let the youths tap these potentials and excel in the domain.
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    Disability is not a choice,anyone can as well suffer from it,Hello greetings everyone,

  6. Very interesting information

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  8. Tourism industry is indeed lucrative. It is how many African nations earn foreign exchange. This year, the legendary wild beast migration was inhibited greatly by our mishandling of tourist reserves. Insecurities have made most of our tourist destination suffer as tourists receive travel advisories to avoid them.

  9. Tourism plays a vital role as far as development is concerned. Thank you.

    Please support my idea “Positive Change”.

    I am Lomotey Francis Korsi,
    My idea, “Positive Change”, was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!
    Thank you.

  10. I will use Oshogbo,Osun State as a case study here,tourism has really helped Oshogbo to be known as one of the cities in Nigeria.

    Every year, the Osun-Osogbo festival is celebrated in the month of August at the grove. Yearly, the festival attracts thousands of Osun worshipers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life.

    For the people of Osogbo Land, August is a month of celebration, traditional cleansing of the city and cultural reunion of the people with their ancestors and founders of the Osogbo Kingdom.

    The Osun Osogbo festival is believed to have a history of more than 700 years.

  11. Tourism can help the economy but we must make sure it doesn’t exploit cultural systems.

  12. Social enterprises sell products or services to provide assistance and opportunity to disadvantaged populations. As opposed to a traditional non-profit, a social entrepreneur uses market-based mechanisms to fund social and environmental impact. Within the hospitality and tourism context, this ensures higher local benefit, rather than the leakage of resources to multi-national companies, as is often the case in this industry.

  13. Tourism will never be completely sustainable as every industry has impacts, but it can work towards becoming more sustainable…

  14. yeah i think tourism can cause sustainability but every prons has cons as well

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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
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May 15, 2019
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July 31, 2019
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August 31, 2019
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10 finalists announced in both categories
September 12, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 22, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
October 12, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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