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The aim of the guide is to investigate the issues that local governments face in tourism management and the practices and approaches that have been adopted to address these issues. An investigation and appreciation of these issues is necessarily the first stage in moving towards more sustainable local tourism management.

by Dianne Dredge, Jim Macbeth, Dean Carson, Narelle Beaumont, Jeremy Northcote, and Fiona Richards

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Going Green: the Top 10 Countries that Get It Right

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Whether you choose to call it ecotourism, geotourism, or sustainable tourism, travelers have never been more interested in “going green.” But what is it that makes a travel destination sustainable? And which destinations are most worthy of consideration? To answer these questions, we assembled a panel of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Bret Love. Read more.

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World Heritage listing signifies globally outstanding natural and/or cultural heritage: a “top brand” in marketing terms. Does this branding as heritage icons confer economic value through increased tourism expenditure at World Heritage Areas, pre- and post listing, with unlisted but comparable destinations nearby.

by Ralf Buckley

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World Heritage Icon Value: Contribution of World Heritage Branding to Nature Tourism

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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 study relied mainly on secondary data sourced directly from previous research projects conducted by STCRC in protected areas in Australia to review the management and visitor trends in national parks and other protected areas to review management practices, visitors, economic benefits, environmental impacts, education and interpretation and destinations marketing. An expert consultation was conducted to identify the trends in protected areas in Australia and internationally.

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EC3 Global is an international tourism and environmental management and advisory group founded by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), the world’s largest dedicated research centre specialising in sustainable tourism.    This document outlines EC3 Global’s range of training and capacity programs that support sustainable tourism development and operations for business, communities and destinations.    Options include general sustainability awareness programs as well as skill and knowledge based training in sustainability policy, risk management, strategy and practice.

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This publication reflects the importance attached by the tourism sector to the impacts of climate change and contains valuable scientific and technical information. It also constitutes an important input in the ongoing commitment of the United Nations to respond to the challenge of climate change. The publication contains two distinct parts, “The International Debate,” and the technical report.

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