Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Chronological Review of the Adoption of the World Tourism Organization Basic International Regulatory Acts on Tourism

Author(s): Nagima Kala

Nowadays the sphere of tourism represents a complex phenomenon that plays a significant role in the world economy. Globally, statistics indicate that development of tourism activities improves national economies while increasing standards of living. Analysis carried out by the United Nations World Tourism Organization showed that the world tourism industry had entered a period of steadily growing travel volume and destinations before the 2020 pandemic. The present study offers analysis of historic aspects of tourism development as well as an examination of chronological issues relating to international legal provisions affecting the tourism industry and adoption of international regulatory acts relating to tourism. Moreover, it outlines the World Tourism Organization’s general activity relating to tourism regulation and offers an analysis of historic events connected to this specialized UN agency, which has played a key role in establishing international tourism relations among independent states. The main provisions and historical prerequisites of international regulatory acts adopted before and after 1980 are analyzed, too. Several research methods, including analysis and synthesis, historical methods, generalization and description, have been used to conduct the present research

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