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Sustainable Tourism | Three of Six Components of Sustainability

Our hope through this series entitled the “Six Components of Sustainability” says Sustainable Williamson is to show the development of economic diversification going on in Williamson, West Virginia, and use it as a testament or example to inspire other communities throughout central Appalachia, Coal Country, and the Nation to replicate these in their own way in […]

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Project Management and Sustainable Tourism

Project Management and Sustainable Tourism form the basis of PM4ESD “Project Management for European Sustainable Development”, a new approach to designing and managing tourism and cultural projects. In order to achieve sustainable tourism it is crucial to consider governance and management, both key factors for success and competitiveness. Tourism is one of the largest industries in […]

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Multiple Award Winner to present at Sustainable Tourism Conference in Trinidad & Tobago

Multiple award winning hotelier Ewald Biemans, whose properties enjoy average occupancies of over 90 per cent, will share his innovative and profitable environmental approaches with delegates attending the region’s premier sustainable tourism conference in Trinidad & Tobago next month. Mr. Biemans, the owner and managing director of Bucuti and Tara Resorts in Aruba, is an […]

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First European Sustainable Tourism Observatory under UNWTO auspices opens in Greece

A Monitoring Centre for Sustainable Tourism Observatories was inaugurated last month, on the Aegean Islands in Greece. This first Sustainable Tourism Observatory in Europe under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will monitor the environmental, social and economic impact of tourism in the archipelago, and serve as a pilot model to expand […]

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Caribbean sustainable tourism initiatives

The first meeting of regional agencies of sustainable tourism in the wider Caribbean region was held in Managua, Nicaragua, on 18th February 2013. A subsequent joint communiqué expressed satisfaction at the attendance and identified a core set of issues which the Regional Agencies are already engaged in or seek to develop in the area of Sustainable Tourism, […]

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Survey – Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

Survey for Public Consultation Destinations are invited to lead the efforts in promoting sustainability through the early adoption of the GSTC destination criteria and indicators. The early adopters will be widely recognized and their findings will help shape the final set of criteria. The draft version of the Phase II GSTC Criteria for Destinations is […]

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Management Frameworks for Sustainable Tourism

Using a variety of examples and case studies,  this excellent presentation by Alexandra Jiricka and Arne Arnberger of the University of Natural Resources and  Applied Life Sciences, Vienna examines: Visitor management frameworks for protected area management LAC (Limits of Acceptable Change) VERP (Visitor Experience and Resource Protection) ROS (Recreation Opportunity Spectrum) Management frameworks for sustainable tourism […]

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