Small business, world travel
Furthermore, services trade liberalisation could play a role in fostering tourism growth in developing countries. The report shows that tourism may be one of the most interconnected service sectors in Brazil, India and Indonesia.However, additional case studies in Cambodia, India, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa indicate that the growth of tourism may be undermined where the most important service sectors, such as transport, infrastructure, electricity, water or education, are lacking or expensive. Given this cross-sectoral nature of tourism, the report urges governments to establish policies that improve the business environment per se and address social and physical constraints, in order to enhance the vitality, sustainability and competitiveness of an industry that is one of the hallmarks of globalisation.
©OECD Observer No 264/265, December 2007-January 2008
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