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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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Sustainable Coastal Tourism – an integrated planning and management approach

Sustainable Coastal Tourism is an integrated planning and management approach published by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP-DTIE) as part of their “Practical Manuals on Sustainable Tourism” publication series. The main objective of the document is to present a tool that will assist all those involved in sustainable tourism […]

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Tourism Product Development and Sustainability

Tourism Product Development and Sustainability is a presentation by By Professor Juanita C. Liu, PhD Interim Dean and Professor School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai`i. In the presentation Professor Juanita C. Liu looks at a range of product ideas for sustainable tourism development including:   NATURE TOURISM – involves experiencing the beauty […]

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Indigenous tourism – Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles Indigenous tourism should be conducted according to the following Guiding Principles: 1. Tourism must provide economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits for host communities while having   minimal impacts on these sustainability factors. 2, Poverty alleviation must be a primary goal of Indigenous tourism development. 3. Tourism development must be community approved and controlled. 4. […]

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Towards sustainable tourism investment

Guidelines for tourism investments are being currently developed by UNEP, WWF and the University of Bournemouth as one of the key aspects of a Tourism Investment Appraisal Tool. These are reported upon in a  publication that builds on the findings of extensive consultation with representatives of governments, the tourism industry and the investment sector in […]

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Linking climate change, tourist destination adaptation and tourist atttitudes

The global tourism industry is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to its strong link to climate and natural ecosystems. Impacts such as warmer temperatures, increasingly frequent and intense storms, and sea level rise present a range of implications for tourism destinations from altered seasonality and increased risk of fire, to loss of beaches and […]

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Best Practice Case Studies – Failte Ireland

There are many ways tourism businesses and tourism destinations can increase their success. Failte Ireland, the  National Tourism Development Authority has several case studies describing how tourism businesses and regions have achieved greater success by tailoring their product, updating their offering or simply improving the quality of the experience they provide. Click here for the case studies   […]

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Destination Planning Report – Key Issues

In October 2011, the Tourism Division of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism of Australia ran a workshop to discuss the potential for regional economic development through best‐practice elements of destination management planning. Their report provides an overview of the Destination Management Planning project and a short summary of the Workshop Proceedings. Summary of common lessons and […]

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