Impact of Japan Earthquake Disaster on Tourism

Apr 15 2011 The tourism community around the world is assessing the impact of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor disaster in Japan, and how it will affect outbound travel from Japan to the rest of the world. Most countries have extended well wishes for the people of Japan, many countries have offered financial and resource support but are …

Tourism has been identified by more than half of the world’s poorest countries as an effective means to take part in the global economy and reduce poverty.

According to WTO (World Tourism Organization) Tourism is increasingly a major, if not the main, source of growth, employment, income and revenue for many of the world’s developing countries. The sector is currently the first or second source of export earnings in 20 of the 48 Least Developed Countries, and is demonstrating steady growth in at least 10 others. As …