Promotion of the GSTC Criteria and its implementation

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The GSTC Criteria serve as the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. The Criteria are used for education and awareness-raising, policy-making for businesses and government agencies and other organization types, measurement and eva...

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Annual Magazine for 2015 - Setting the foundations for...

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The Annual Magazine contains a series of interviews, case studies and reports from actions on the ground that showcase the implementation of sustainable initiatives and efforts of programme Actors to accelerate the shift towards SCP in the tourism sector acros...

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Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas

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The guidelines were developed under the “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success” project, executed on behalf of the CBD Secretariat by the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) of the IUCN Worl...

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Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas:...

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Many protected areas are managed for tourism and visitation as one component of achieving their purpose, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. The rapidly expanding demand for tourism development associated with protected areas...

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Water Stewardship for Hotel Companies

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Countries forecast with the highest water stress in the coming years are also amongst those with the greatest tourism growth, putting hotel companies at the forefront of current and future water challenges. This document bridges the gap between local water...

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The Destination Water Risk Index

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The Index is designed to provide evidence and rationale to prioritise water conservation in capital allocation, development and renovation decisions, and operational focus in top risk destinations.
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ITP's Principles on Forced Labour

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The ability of workers to move freely should not be restricted by their employer through abuse, threats and practices such as unlawful retention of passport and valuable possessions. Fees and costs associated with recruitment and obtaining employment should...

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The GSTC Destination Criteria revision underway

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The GSTC Criteria for Destinations (GSTC Destination Criteria) is going under revision and is open for public consultation. The GSTC Criteria serve as the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. They are the result of a worldwide...

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Webinar 7. Tourism and sustainable food management, 20...

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Objectives: The three objectives of the webinar were to: - Provide examples of methodologies for management of food & beverage value chains in the tourism industry; - Discuss benefits of food waste prevention; - Present approaches to integrate small, local...

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Webinar 5. Management of coastal and mountain tourism...

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The discussions focused on effectively linking local, national and international measures to facilitate the sustainable management of costal and mountain tourism areas. The importance of adaptation and mitigation measures for the sustainable management of thes...

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Webinar 4. Tourism transition at destination level:...

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The webinar highlighted the need for involving a wide range of stakeholders, including local communities and civil society members, and developing a bottom-up communication channels in establishing long-term sustainable solutions for tourism development.
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Webinar 3. Sustainable mobility as leverage of...

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The discussion was centered around mobility and tourism - two highly interconnected areas in the decarbonisation efforts. The webinar underlined the role of multi-modal transportation and the shift from aviation to rail transportation in reducing carbon footpr...

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Webinar 2. The Paris Climate Change Agreement and its...

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The webinar focused on the Paris Agreement, adopted by 190+ countries in Paris, December 2015, which aims to ¨hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature...

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Webinar 1. World Heritage & Tourism in a changing...

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Moderator: Helena Rey (UN Environment) Speakers: Peter Debrine (UNESCO World Heritage Centre), Adam Markham (Union of Concerned Scientists) The webinar discussed the need to improve collaboration with national multi-stakeholder networks to build resilie...

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Helping Hotel to Reduce or Eliminate Single-Use Plastic...

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Our 'Let's Reduce Single-Use Toolkit' has been designed to specifically support hotels and accommodations providers to identify where and how plastic is used in their operations and how much it costs. Starting with this baseline enables priority actions to be...

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