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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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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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Journal of Sustainable Tourism

There is a growing resource of  research articles on sustainable tourism. The leading academic magazine is the Journal of Sustainable Tourism aimed at advancing critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development. The journal publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject.  […]

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Sustainable Tourism: A Critique

In, Sustainable Tourism Development: A Critique, Zhenhua Liu suggests sustainable tourism has become an increasingly popular field of research since the late 1980s. However, the sustainable tourism debate is patchy, disjointed and often flawed with false assumptions and arguments. This paper is a brief critique of some of the weaknesses in the sustainable tourism literature. […]

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Out Bound Tourism

The profitable tourism of the future needs to use resources efficiently, protect destinations and and it will then be rewarded by its customers. However, recent years have been a time of crisis for the industry. The global downturn has spelled disaster for some travel companies particularly in the UK and margins have been squeezed. For […]

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