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SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all

According to the UNWTO and the Sustainable Development Goals, tourism holds the potential to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all. Tourism can promote inclusiveness. A skilful workforce is crucial for tourism to prosper. The tourism sector provides opportunities for direct and indirect jobs for youth, women, and those with special needs, who should benefit through educational means.⠀

Tourism can provide professional development and training for their staff as well as on-going staff training. They can pay attention to diversity management. Furthermore, they can establish partnerships for education and collect donations for educational projects. ⠀

Another way to be involved in lifelong learning is by involving the host community and facilitating information provision as well as education about culture and heritage. As the Global Sustainable Tourism Council puts it: “This enhances the communities’ understanding of the opportunities and challenges of tourism, and the importance of sustainability.”⠀