E3S Web Conf.
Volume 311, 2021International Conference “Ecological Paradigms of Sustainable Development: Political, Economic and Technological Dimension of Biosphere Problems” (EPSD 2021)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Environmental and Social Responsibility|
|Published online||19 October 2021|
International Tourism and Sustainable Development Challenges in Southern and Eastern Africa
Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 125009, Mohovaya 11, Moscow, Russia
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The article discusses the role of international tourism and tourist companies in Eastern and Southern Africa in addressing sustainable development challenges such as hunger eradication, transition to affordable clean energy, climate change and ecosystem conservation. Facts and figures show that African companies that are developing their businesses within the framework of sustainable tourism can make a major contribution through their daily procedures to the challenges of biodiversity conservation, combating poaching and reforestation. The article investigates positive trends in business practices of African companies that operate in a globally competitive environment, such as the switch to solar energy in their tourist destinations. The main lines of action to mitigate the negative environmental and social consequences of the decline in international tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic are highlighted.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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