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Rotorua – New Zealand: A Case Study in Sustainable Tourism

Rotorua – New Zealand: A Case Study in Sustainable Tourism is a video  – click here – by Classroom Video Ltd that specialises in the production and supply of educational resources to education and training institutions both in the UK and abroad.They combine the experience of professionals, from teachers and educational consultants to producers and technicians, […]

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Benefits of sustainable tourism industry highlighted in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater, has underscored the economic benefits that Jamaica stands to gain from a sustainable tourism sector. Addressing the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s 2012 Tourism Service Excellence Awards ceremony in Montego Bay on Saturday, Bridgewater, in highlighting several of the local sector’s unique features, stressed […]

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Sustainable Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites are among the most emblematic tourism destinations and attractions, facing numerous challenges due to an ever increasing tourism activity and related development issues. The International Conference, held at Huangshan, China on 24-27 March 2008 on Sustainable Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites – Enhancing Inter-agency and Stakeholder Coordination for Joint Action was held […]

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Tourism and Biodiversity – Achieving Common Goals Towards Sustainability

Tourism and biodiversity is assessed in the UNWTO publication Tourism and Biodiversity – Achieving Common Goals Towards Sustainability. The relationship between tourism and biodiversity is reviewed and the way that tourism can contribute to the protection of biodiversity is appraised. For tourism destinations, biodiversity can be a high value asset and this UNWTO publication outlines current policies, […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Development in Small Island Developing States

The status of tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is reviewed in a UNWTO publication Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Development in Small Island Developing States.  It provides evidence of the key importance tourism has for the sustainable development of many islands and for the achievement of Millenium Development Goals. The report draws together and updates a wide range of […]

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Sustainability and wild life and nature based tourism

Attributing an economic value to wild life and nature based tourism is complex and it is sometimes difficult to generate reliable data and estimate the total current value of economic output/activity or quantify the level of jobs generated by such activities. Frequently the only practical approach to assessing the impacts of the different natural heritage […]

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Q&A with Heidi van der Watt on sustainable tourism – Insight News …

Heidi van der Watt is a founding member of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism – South Africa and was recently elected to the board of directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and has just come back from Washington D.C., where she attended her first board meeting as a director of the GSTC. She tell INSIGHT NEWS … www.021magazine.co.za/…/q-a-with-heidi-van-der-watt-on-su…

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Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

The George Washington University School of Business offers a Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) in Washington, DC and through distance education. The introduction to the course provides some insight into the concept of Sustainable Tourism Destination Management and includes a useful presentation by Dr. Donald Hawkins. Click here Sustainable Tourism Destination Management focuses on the […]

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