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Travel and Tourism as a Driver for Sustainable Economic Participation

May 2023 — This fact sheet provides an overview of FHI 360’s Economic Participation and the Environment department’s work in the sustainable economic participation and tourism areas, including descriptions of projects. For more than 20 years, FHI 360 has provided global leadership in tourism programming in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. FHI 360 tourism interventions support enterprise development, build and enhance skills, and create employment opportunities. Through a systems approach, FHI 360 builds social capital among diverse stakeholders, engages the private sector and local communities in collaborative actions to increase income generation, preserves cultural heritage, protects biodiversity and the natural resource base, and improves destination management. FHI 360 helps local communities benefit from the dynamic tourism sector by strengthening local capacities for improved products and marketing.