Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth and is considered an effective sector to achieving decent work and economic growth in developing countries, especially so for the LDCs, LLDCs – a recognition reflected explicitly in Target 8.9 “By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.” By incorporating sustainable practices, promoting community involvement, and emphasizing the preservation of local culture and traditions, tourism can play a crucial role in achieving SDG 8 and creating a more inclusive and sustainable future.

There are nine targets within SDG 17 that are deemed to have a stronger and direct link for tourism to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. These targets have been selected to base the potential project indicators.