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dc.descriptionThere is a huge need and enormous potential across ECMT to improve road safety policies and practices. Differences in social and political development in ECMT Member countries result in varying levels of traffic safety -- there are countries with a very high level of road traffic safety, countries with some achievements in improving safety and countries with very high accident rates. One of the tasks of ECMT is to help countries with the poorest levels of road safety to improve them, and bring them up to the level of countries with the strongest performance. In other words to create a high level of road traffic safety in all Member countries. In order to meet this objective and as a follow-up to the Seminar, participants request ECMT Transport Ministers to take note of the outcome of the meeting and of the recommendations as formulated hereafter:-
dc.descriptionOver the last decades, tourism has become a key sector in the world economy: its contribution to balance of payments, incomes and employment has significantly increased over time. While in 1950 international tourism receipts totaled about 2 billion dollars, by 2006 this value had reached 735 billion dollars —about 2 billion dollars a day (World Tourism Barometer, 2007). Nowadays, the sector originates more than one third of world exports of services and over 70% of those in the poorest countries (European Commission, 2007). Tourism is therefore an important driver of growth and prosperity and, particularly within developing countries, the sector is also important for poverty reduction (World Economic Forum, 2007). Mainly dominated by small-medium enterprises, tourism accounts for 4% of the Euro Area’s GDP, with about two million enterprises employing about 4% of the total labor force(approximately eight million jobs). When linkages to other sectors are considered, the contribution of tourism to GDP increases to about 11%, and the employment rate reaches about 12%, creating about 24 million jobs. Besides incomes and jobs, tourism has fostered development in the vast majority of European regions; infrastructures built for tourism reasons contribute to local development, and jobs are created or preserved even in areas suffering industrial or rural decline or experiencing urban regeneration (European Commission, 2007). This book provides new research on tourism development from around the globe.-
dc.subjectLocal Developmenten_US
dc.titleSafe and sustainable transport: A Matter of Quality Assuranceen_US
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