Utah State University Extension
Tourism is the number one industry in many countries and the fastest growing economic sector in terms of foreign exchange earnings and job creation. Tourism is one of the world’s most important sources of employment, stimulates enormous investment in infrastructure—most of which helps improve the living conditions of local people—and provides governments with substantial tax revenues that fund services for both visitors and residents.
Burr, Steven, "The Tourism Connection: Contributing to Sustainable Tourism Development in the 21st Century" (2002). All Current Publications. Paper 1005.