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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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Sustainable tourism: people power and destination stewardship

 “When on holiday, we all behave a little differently, and are less rigid – whether that is the diet, bedtime, or letting the tap run. According to, on average a Canadian household uses 3,261 litres of water per day, whereas a single resident in a luxury hotel uses around 1,800. Compare this to a […]

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Practice responsible tourism to ensure sustainable development

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. June 27: “The three-day international conference of responsible tourism began here with a call […]

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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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SustainableTourism Operations

Tourism is regarded as one of the top five employers world-wide, supporting a broad scope of tourism businesses and service providers across a number of industry sectors. The majority of tourism businesses are small to medium enterprises (SMEs); that is they have less than 100 staff. Tourism businesses, no matter what size, face a wide […]

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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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