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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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Carbon Trust Announces Plans for New Waste Standard for Businesses

New Waste Standard from Carbon Trust to help organisations reduce their waste.   The Carbon Trust today announces plans to launch the world’s first international standard for organisations to certify that they are managing and reducing waste. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard, which has […]

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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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Climate change could effect wave height – says study

Average wave size is predicted to increase in many parts of the southern hemisphere over the twenty-first century, but decrease in the north, according to an international study on the impact of climate change on oceanic activity. The study, published in Nature Climate Change last month (13 January), predicts a wave height increase of between […]

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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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Sustainable Coastal Tourism – an integrated planning and management approach

Sustainable Coastal Tourism is an integrated planning and management approach published by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP-DTIE) as part of their “Practical Manuals on Sustainable Tourism” publication series. The main objective of the document is to present a tool that will assist all those involved in sustainable tourism […]

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Destination Planning Report – Key Issues

In October 2011, the Tourism Division of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism of Australia ran a workshop to discuss the potential for regional economic development through best‐practice elements of destination management planning. Their report provides an overview of the Destination Management Planning project and a short summary of the Workshop Proceedings. Summary of common lessons and […]

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