The International Congress for the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens SHIELD is interested in cultural rapprochement and promoting dialogue between cultures and peaceful coexistence between peoples and nations. One of the most important of these basics is global tourism.
Tourism promotes a culture of tolerance, understanding between peoples, and a link between cultures.
It is an essential force in reducing poverty and strengthening global solidarity.
As a result of the tourism movement, attention is drawn to the permanent interest and upgrading of cultural values and tourist attractions. Thus tourism is considered a significant reason for civilizational advancement in terms of interest in the archaeological and natural tourism components.
It also represents a civilized social means for transferring and exchanging cultures and civilizations between the world’s different peoples. Through it, cultural exchange is achieved between tourist countries, where languages, intellectual beliefs, arts, literature, and various colors of culture are transmitted through the incoming tourist movement. Culture and civilization, thus achieving the cultural impact of tourism, represents an essential axis of societal development.
It is also vital in gaining respect, cooperation, and exchanging knowledge and cultural values.
Tourism can build bridges and contribute to peace in a world striving for peaceful coexistence.
Tourism leads to interest in aesthetic values and artistic landmarks, and this is through the arts and skills of the host countries, such as folk dance, celebrations of holidays and events, in addition to the revival of some religious customs and activities that attract tourists to witness this, as the social heritage that community members inherit from previous generations is transmitted.
It helps to develop understanding between people so that it becomes an available opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and ideas as individuals get to know the habits and behaviors of visitors, and thus social distances converge between them.
This means experiencing different types of life, discovering new food and customs, and visiting cultural sites. As a result, tourism creates economic opportunities and increases national income.
Given the importance of the tourism sector in the economies of countries, and being aware of that, this sector has received more care and attention as it is one of the tributaries of economic development, with the income it generates from hard currencies for countries receiving tourists and the employment of a large sector of work and as a means of introducing the country to other countries.