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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 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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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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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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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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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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UNWTO launches Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry

UNWTO has launched, in cooperation with representatives of leading international, regional and national hotel associations, a Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry aimed to bring the industry together to share best practices and find common positions on issues such as hotel quality, distribution or major consumer trends (Madrid, Spain, October 4, 2012). The first meeting […]

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TUI Travel PLC launches new three year sustainability strategy

Travel giant’s ‘Sustainable Holidays Plan 2012-14’ details 20 commitments including a pledge to operate Europe’s most fuel efficient airlines and a seal of approval from Forum for the Future Building on a 10 year commitment to improving the sustainability of travel, TUI Travel’s new Sustainable Holidays Plan 2012-2014 marks the next step in its journey […]

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