Abstract: It has been hard for tourism since the beginning of the pandemic. Amid crises, opportunities to innovate and create new perspectives awaken strategic positions to develop sustainable tourism systems, projecting actions towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Positive attitudes for a sustainable world.
In tourism and life, one thing is fundamental, to think positively. The Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on tourism and life. Facing reality, there are great barriers to entry and exit in the tourism industry. What does that mean? The exact opportunity to develop new premises and perspectives for the tourism industry, adapting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, optimizing the deadline to meet the 2030 Agenda, and restart tourism in Canada, mainly in provinces that already had development programs progress.
Tourism has always been the vital energy of international actions for the 17 SDGs, as it sows the green, sustainable and effective progress reaped by communities along the way. Here are a few industries that are intrinsically integrated into tourism: wastewater treatment, organic waste treatment, energy generation and supply, transport logistics, public safety. Where tourism exists, there must be sustainability.
In 2017, the Nova Scotia government, aiming at the excellent results of tourism in recent years, decided to reach $4 billion in revenue generated by the tourism industry in 2024. Two adversities affected tourism revenue in the province in 2019 and 2020, respectively. However, the goal is clear and palpable. The secret lies in developing partnerships, as this is the key to restarting tourism and the return of the economy to the sector's prospering and continuing.
EXA Group Canada aims to help governments, companies, and communities to restart tourism as part of the sustainable tourism system developed by tourism expert Edmar Xavier. With the vision that the community will always be the most responsible for success as a tourist destination and should be the most significant benefit of the development of the sector, the development of the sustainable tourism system happens in a healthy way when the tourism industry aligns itself in strategic decisions for growth in micro-regions, initiating support for actions in macro-regions. This alignment can be defined as a territorial governance system for sustainable tourism and, in addition to strategies, it directs public and private investments in the sector.
The strategy that must be adopted to restart tourism with health and safety for all involved is simple: Combining interior design with risk and quality management aiming at the improvement and adaptation of tourist environments; absorb the experience of the environmental and social impacts of tourism in the past and today for the development of new procedures for inspection, contingency and risk, and quality management; look at our communities and strengthen domestic tourism during the first stage of the sector's recovery; develop the potential of local professionals to absorb the community's workforce; create efficient communication and partnerships for the development of territorial governance systems in micro-regions; implement sustainable tourism systems.
It seems impossible? Nothing is impossible for efficient planning. EXA Group Canada's PMO (Project Management Office) is prepared to create and execute efficient plans in the prospect of new scenarios for tourism in Canada. Positive attitudes for a sustainable world.
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