Cuba Proposes Creation of Global Network for Socially
HAVANA, Cuba, June 19 (acn)
Cuban academic Ramon Martin proposed in Havana before a
group of academics and researchers from several nations the
creation of a social responsible network regarding tourism
that will allow reflections of global interests.
of the organizing committee of the 2nd International
Tourism Research Meeting which began on Monday at Havana´s
Center, expressed his desire to fight in favor of just ideas
speech before the plenary, according to Prensa Latina News
He presented his ideas from a series of current and official
data and on
the future that awaits the sector.
The president of the organizing committee said that recent
that the world has 7 billion people and by 2050 the numbers
will reach 9
billion, where one of every five people (1.4 million) live
with 1.25 USD a
day or less.
He insisted that 1.5 million people lack electricity, 2.5 do
not have a
regular bathroom and almost 1 million are hungry every day.
Martin stressed that in 20 years, 60 percent of humanity
will live in
cities; he indicated that 828 million people live in slums
and the cities
in the world occupy 2 percent of the earth`s territories.
He stated that urbanization represents 60 to 80 percent of
consumption and 75 percent of the carbon emissions into the
air with an
impact on the water supply and residues, life and public
He recalled that large banks created the financial crisis
and are the only
ones that are saved from the debacle.
The oil prices will create an accelerated tendency until its
in some 80 to 100 years and the gas emissions that create
increases while a third of the known species will
The protectionist tariffs will affect the clients to the
detriment of the
Martin explained that although tourism is considered a
the current panorama has a lot to desire with greed, the
replacement to terrorism for anti terrorist wars and
manipulation of the
media outlets with political and destabilizing means.
Martin, President of the organizing committee of the 2nd
Tourism Research Meeting pointed out that a way to promote
all these issues and the future that awaits tourism as an
industry in a
contradictory world could be the creation of a socially
website on the sector.
The academic stressed that before becoming a tourism
or business executive in the tourism industry one must
on the role that each one can carry out for a better world,