Monday, January 09, 2012

Linking communities, tourism & conservation

According to the World Tourism Organization, “The development of sustainable tourism requires the informed participation of all relevant stakeholders, as well as strong political leadership to ensure wide participation and consensus building. The manual combines standard market-based analyses with socio-cultural, natural resource use and environmental assessments. It not only gives you ready-to-use tools like worksheets and questionnaires, it clearly outlines how to use these tools and when to use them. Perhaps, more important, this guide reinforces why the assessment process is vital in determining if sustainable tourism is a realistic option in a given destination. Full link available on Zeitfoundation website.

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