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    A services environment facilitating manufacturing and agriculture

    Breaking down how services contribute to overall product value illustrates their importance and points up the need for an enabling business environment, experts from Sweden’s National Board of Trade contend...

    Colombian Trade promotion leads to services export boom.

    Thinking outside the box - and outside the border - has boosted Colombian service providers while creating trade links on a vastly enlarged scale, writes Maria Claudia Lacouture, the president of Proexport Colombia...

    Creating value in an interconnected world

    The OECD Secretary-General outlines the inherent worth of trade in services as well as the contributions service functions can make to global value chains and national export revenue...

    Ensuring business-friendly services regulation through dialogue

    The reasons services markets need oversight are almost as numerous as the laws and procedures that hinder their growth. Finding a balancing point between protecting local providers and public policy objectives is key to 21st century trade enablement...

    Entering services sector value chains - thumbnail

    Methods by which the A4T regime can create opportunities for increased export services from developing and least-developed nations that might not otherwise be able to join, and benefit from, global value chains...

    Fari growth for all through tourism

    The UNWTO Secretary-General relates his thoughts on how the tourism industry blends aspects of diverse disciplines into a harmonized whole, which can help enhance competitiveness in emerging economies...

    Fostering sustainability to tourism

    The tourism industry’s remarkable growth, which is expected to continue in the coming decades, has the potential to drive socioeconomic and infrastructure development while aligning diverse partners in a common goal: creating a greener planet...

    Indonesian services sector find its voice - thumbnail

    The country’s fast-growing services industry is being supported by an ITC-supported industry services dialogue to promote trade and investment in Indonesia as well as best-practice profiles...

    A trade facilitation agreement increase LDC exports

    At the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Bali in December 2013, ministers agreed on a package for least developed countries (LDCs), including progress towards the operationalization of the waiver concerning preferential treatment.....

    Services sector in Barbados: Charting a new strategic direction

    Matching policy directives with a well-organized development plan can make all the difference when trying to harness the full potential of the services sector, writes BCSI Executive Director Lisa R. Cummins...

    Measuring trade in goods and services

    Mapping trade, employment and finance to show how value-added trade has a direct impact on development and sustainability...

    For enterprises operating in the tourism and hospitality industries, gaining an understanding of the expectations and practices of consumers wanting to use the Internet as a medium to seek information and arrange online travel bookings.....

    Bhutan’s long-term strategy of controlled tourism with a focus on sustainability and quality has secured the country’s reputation as an exclusive and distinctive destination while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry.....

    As a US$ 3 billion a day global business, the tourism sector is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and an important driver for economic growth in least developed countries.    Since the 1950s, tourism has experienced continued.....

    The rapidly evolving green growth paradigm shift that all nations are embracing at a policy level, with the buy-in of industry and civil society, provides an unparalleled opportunity to leverage the massive socio-economic power of travelism.....

    issue 02 2011 cover english

    Tourism is an economic engine that has huge potential to drive sustainable growth in developing countries, especially least developed countries. Although its origins exist in the often unplanned practice of exploration and discovery,.....

    Following a difficult period that recast much of the travel & tourism (T&T) ind­­ustry’s landscape, the sector is slow­­ly recovering from the economic downturn, with emerging market economies leading the way and advanced economies,.....