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ABTA: Nights Flights Must be Considered in a Sustainable Economic as well as Environmental Context

“System Must Balance Economic Benefits with the Impact on Local Communities” ABTA has responded to the Government’s consultation on night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted emphasising that any system must strike a balance between the economic benefits of meeting demand and the impact of night flights on local communities and the environment. ABTA […]

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Climate change, Wine, and Conservation

In less than 40 years, drinking wine could have a major toll on the environment and wildlife, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study finds that climate change will likely force many vineyards to move either north or to higher altitudes, leading to habitat loss, […]

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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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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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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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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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EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents – Tourism Sector

The tourism sector encompasses a wide range of hospitality and recreational activities. The primary target actors of the SRD are tour operators, accommodation and food & drink establishments, and destination managers, such as local authorities. The main NACE codes covering the document scope are N 79 (Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities) […]

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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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