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Green-based Tourism Can Attract ‘Premium Paying’ Tourists

In the first half of 2013, 2.38 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines. But the German Embassy officials said the country can still attract more, particularly high-value tourists, if it would adopt sustainable forms of tourism. During his recent visit to the Philippines, Michael Hasper, deputy head of commission of the German Embassy, said Europeans, […]

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International tourism receipts grew by 4% in 2012

  Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$ 1075 billion. This growth is equal to the 4% increase in international tourist arrivals which reached 1035 million in 2012. An additional US$ 219 billion was recorded in receipts from international passenger transport, bringing total exports generated by […]

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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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Towards Sustainable Tourism

Towards Sustainable Tourism: Tourism Plan for Soouth Columbia County and the City of St Helens [Oregon, USA] 2007 INTRODUCTION Overview Upon receiving a Tourism Development Grant from Travel Oregon, the City of St. Helens and the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce engaged Rural Development Initiatives (RDI), an Oregon based non-profit organization, to lead a […]

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Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector Download from webiste “Intention of this document: EMAS is a voluntary scheme. This document is intended to support environmental improvement efforts of all actors in the tourism sector. Consequently this document is not only for EMAS registered organisations but for all actors in the […]

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The Market for Responsible Tourism Products: with special focus on Latin America and Nepal

The purpose of this study is to provide market data and strategies to assist tourism businesses and networks in Nepal and six Latin American countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru) where SNV is involved in initiatives aimed at strengthening responsible tourism. Broadly stated, this report examines the consumer and industry demand and major […]

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Facilitating Sustainable Mountain Tourism: Volume I (Resource Book) and Volume 2 (Toolkit)

Structure and Overview of the Resource Book This resource consists of two separate but interlinked volumes. Volume I – the Resource Book – deals with all aspects of the project cycle (project cycle planning, implementation, management, and monitoring of sustainable mountain tourism development) from a theoretical and practical perspective. Volume 2 – the Toolkit – […]

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Strategic Planning Process for Sustainable Tourism Attractions

  Introduction Business managers in tourism businessses are often so preoccupied with immediate issues that they lose sight of their ultimate objectives. That’s why a business review or preparation of a strategic plan is a virtual necessity when planning for the future. This may not be a recipe for success, but without it a business […]

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