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Sustainable development has now also become a term that is synonymous with how tourism development should take place. In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), where specific developmental characteristics play out, what kind of indicators for successful deployment of tourism that makes development in the region sustainable are we likely to see?

Sustainable tourism indicators have always been used to inform, assess and evaluate conditions and situations. Going forward, indicators will serve also as a benchmark for stakeholders to focus on critical areas that contribute to a destination’s sustainability (Lee & Hsieh, 2016), and at times a strategic tool, if it has not been so already.

Read the full article to learn more about the GMS, potential indicators as well as the importance and challenges of sustainable tourism here.

By Kevin Phun for MekongTourism.org

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Mansfield Shire Council has committed to the EarthCheck Sustainable Communities initiative (formally known as Green Globe) to benchmark our  environmental and social performance and develop a shared vision for the future.    This case study outlines the environmental strategy and benchmarking data designed to empower the community and create a sustainable future.

by EarthCheck

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Lane Cove River Tourist Park aims to operate an ethical and profitable business that is sustainable, without destroying or depleting natural resources and the natural environment, polluting the environment or taking from the local community and indigenous culture.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Dart River Jet Safaris operates in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque mountainous wilderness areas, on the outskirts of Queenstown. While jet boating requires the use of fossil fuels in order to power the boats, this Maori owned and operated company leverages advancements in fuel injection technologies, and driver training.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Centro Banamex (Banamex), which is Mexico City’s premier entertainment and exhibition centres, has established itself as one of Mexico’s most environmentally sustainable enterprises and as such, it actively encourages partners, suppliers, clients and visitors to participate in eco-friendly, socially responsible practices.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Alila Villas Soori is a beachfront five-star resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, within the Tabanan Regency, one of the island’s most fertile and picturesque regions. One of the primary goals of the owner and developer was to ensure that the resort was planned, designed and constructed in an ecologically sensitive manner.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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The report is based on the analysis of the submissions of winners of 2001 State and Territory tourism awards. Interviews have also been conducted with the selected firms and the Executive Officers of some of the key  industry associations to help verify the findings of the study.

by John Breen, Sue Bergin-Seers, Leo Jago and Jack Carlsen

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This case study focusses on Grupo Vidanta Riviera Maya, one of Mexico’s most lavish destinations. It started on the path towards sustainable tourism in 2004 using the EarthCheck Program, which has since created an ecological culture for employees, suppliers, and the surrounding community. Grupo Vidanta has undergone six years of benchmarking; achieving Silver Certified status in 2005 and Gold Certified status in 2010.

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EarthCheck Case Study: Grupo Vidanta Riviera Maya, Mexico

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The objective of this report is to provide a framework for the sustainable development of the travel and tourism industry in the APEC region, through public/private partnerships, and to deliver a sustainability strategy for tourism destinations.

by Terry De Lacy, Marion Battig, Stewart Moore and Steve Noakes

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Public/Private Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism

 

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This report presents the results of a study of Australian protected area agencies in terms of:  current practices for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on performance in relation to visitor use of protected areas; and,  future approaches to enhance the usefulness of these practices in meeting agency goals.

by Karen Higginbottom, R.W. (Bill) Carter, Susan Moore, Kate Rodger and Yamini Narayanan

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