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Travelife – Sustainability System

Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reach sustainability. Operating your business in a socially and environmentally friendly manner makes good business sense!  Both consumer and business demand for sustainable products is growing and the public wants to know how you manage your business. Companies ready to get to […]

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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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Sustainable Tourism in Britain

Sustainability isn’t about doing business differently, it is about doing business even better as VisitEngland says. ‘The benefits are clear: from saving money, reducing business risk, increasing profitability and accessing an increasing market of customers who have an interest in authentic experiences.’ What is sustainability?  “Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host […]

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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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Cape Town Declaration

The Cape Town Conference was organised by the Responsible Tourism Partnership and Western Cape Tourism as a side event preceding the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was attended by 280 delegates from 20 countries. The conference grew out of the South African […]

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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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Sustainable Tourism Definitions

Definitions of Sustainable Tourism A range of definitions of sustainable tourism are provided below by Prof. Richard Bulter see: Richard W. Butler (1999) Sustainable tourism: A state-of-the-art review, Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment, 1:1, 7-25   Tourism which meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting […]

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