Sustainable Development of Tourism

Ecotourism and Protected areas

According to the UNWTO's definition, ecotourism refers to forms of tourism which have the following characteristics:

56th CAF Meeting and Regional Seminar on Tourism and Air Connectivity in Africa

Locations

Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
Luanda
Angola
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56th UNWTO CAF Meeting
28 April 2014 - 30 April 2014
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 Speeches and Presentations

Article Newsletter Nº 3:

56th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and Regional Seminar on Tourism and Air Connectivity in Africa

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Commission Meeting
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Africa
Regional Programme
Sustainable Development of Tourism
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UNWTO
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Definition

Expressed simply, sustainable tourism can be defined as:

"Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities"
 

Conceptual definition

FAQ - Climate Change and Tourism

  • Tourism cannot be singled out of the global response to climate change.‎
  • The sector must be transparent and coherent and not forget the dual relationship between tourism and global warming, both as its victim and contributor‎
  • While rising sea levels, desertification, deforestation or the melting of snow and glaciers hurt the tourism economy, the sector also contributes through its very existence to the warming process.

UNWTO launches new energy efficiency project in Indonesia

Locations

Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
PR No.: 
PR11051
13 Jun 11

UNWTO and the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) have launched a new energy efficiency project in Indonesia. The project, “Sustainable Tourism through Energy Efficiency with Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in Pangandaran” (STREAM), aims to serve as a model of innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in tourism destinations in Indonesia and South-East Asia. 

The project will implement climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in Pangandaran – a popular tourism destination in Java, Indonesia – adopting an energy efficiency approach, while strengthening local structures for the long-term success of the destination.

Tourism and Wetlands

Wetlands are home to some of the richest biodiversity on the planet and the ecosystem services they provide play an essential role in sustainable development impacting directly the lives of millions of people worldwide, most especially the poor, who depend on the essential ecosystem services wetlands provide.

Steering Committee of Plan Bleu Tourism Activity Programme

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Marseilles
France
Marseilles
France
29 April 2010
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On the 29th of April 2010, the Villa Valmer premises in Marseilles hosted the steering committee of the Plan Bleu Tourism Activity Programme. It brought together the main partners of the programme, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the PAP/RAC, the French Conservatoire du Littoral and the Professeur Mohamed Larid (Algeria). Laura Martinez, Julien Le Tellier, Ioannis Spilanis and Philippe Vallouis presented the activities on progress. The orientations for the 2010-2011 programme were also validated after a fruitful debate organized around the following issues: Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development indicators, sustainability of tourism destinations in the Mediterranean, Air transport and Tourism, cruising and yachting.

 

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Plan Bleu

Programme

Minutes of the meeting

 

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