This Guide, developed in collaboration with the Division of International Trade and Integration of ECLAC, offers help to users in the search for bibliographic and statistical information on the subject of tourism. This sector represents approximately half of the region's services exports and an even higher proportion in the Caribbean. In this subregion, it is also one of the main sectors in the economy and employment. This is also true for many cities and coastal-rural areas in Latin America. Tourism faces many challenges in the region: a need to diversify its services and upgrade within global chains in the face of increasing international competition; adaptation to climate change, improve working conditions; support the competitiveness of SMEs, and empower women entrepreneurs as well as closing gender gaps.