Tourism can also be a factor in development. The "Ethical Tourism and Development" (TED) programme provides substantial technical assistance in all fields of tourism, focusing specifically on three areas of expertise:
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- Sustainable tourism indicators for the development of small and medium enterprises and micro-enterprises in the tourist and hotel sector.
- Methods and good practice for reducing poverty through tourism, especially in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
- Technology transfer processes and models for tourist and hotel enterprises in developing countries.