According to the UN World Tourism Organization, sustainable tourism is "tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing their needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities."
Tourism sustainability has become a key issue for the reputation and competitiveness of cities and destinations, and as such has been on our radar for quite a while. Below our latest insights and stories linked to the topic.
If interested in the the sustainable development and management of tourism, we recommend you the Sustainability Leaders Project. Apart from more than 250 interviews with leading sustainable tourism professionals (academics and practitioners), it offers snapshots of expert views on topics such as what sustainable tourism means (and definition), how to get started with sustainability and how to make a career in 'sustainable tourism'.
Brian T. Mullis in this interview shares how the South American country Guyana approaches sustainable destination development by focusing on community-based tourism and value over volume in its destination marketing.
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