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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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UNWTO partners with top Spanish engineering company: Delivering new tourism solutions

  Research, best practices and new methodologies for tourism development are at the centre of an agreement signed between UNWTO and Spanish public company ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España). This agreement aims at developing pilot projects based on a range of subjects including connectivity, energy in tourism, among others. UNWTO will […]

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Guide to Internet Resources on Sustainable Tourism

Report produced in 2007 by Caribbean Tourism Organistaion and Caribbean Regional Sustainable Tourism Development Programme (funded by EC) “…By making this information available to various stakeholders at the national and regional levels, the intention is to provide policy makers a nd other key players in the tourism value chain, with a comprehensive guide to relevant […]

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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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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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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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A Toolkit for Monitoring and Managing Community-Based Tourism (CBT)

“Nothing stays the same. Tourism markets and destinations are in a state of constant change. Monitoring– from project level to country level is a vital tool for evaluating and managing change. For communitybased tourism, monitoring helps to improve understanding of the effects of tourism on the community, and of the contribution tourism makes to the […]

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Visitor Attractions and Sustainability

Visitor attractions whether they are museums, theme parks, heritage centres, historic properties or some other offer all face the issues of sustainability both financially and environmentally.  For owners and operators in the public and private sectors, developers and investors the sector offers both opportunities and challenges. New developments require careful consideration of their impact while existing […]

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