Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

Capacity building seminar: New strategies for tourism and local development in the Mediterranean region (Trento, Italy) - 1st Edition


A capacity building seminar
13-16 December 2010, Trento, Italy



The OECD LEED Trento Centre 



The Training Centre for International Cooperation

in partnership with the OECD Tourism Committee


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The important contribution of tourism to the world economy during recent decades is widely recognised by OECD member and non-member countries. Indeed, international tourism has been growing at a slightly faster pace than the world economy and this seems likely to continue in the long-term, despite the current recession. But in order to continue this trajectory of growth and to provide employment as well as social development, tourism needs specific policies, which enable a city, a province, a region or a country to be competitive in the global tourism, travel and leisure market.

In order to achieve a sustainable tourism sector, there are a range of issues where policy makers and practitioners need to engage. Such issues include the innovative use and development of human capital, new forms of organisation and management, new approaches