“Sustainable Tourism for development in developing countries”: A document in three interlinking parts

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e-book form (english):http://www.unwto.org/ebook/sustainable-tourism-for-development/

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The Guidebook takes a comprehensive approach to tourism, covering a wide range of topics relating to its planning, development, management and impact. By working through the whole document, users are able to identify priorities for intervention across a spectrum of issues.

The Guidebook’s aim is to mainstream tourism by:

  • Enhancing understanding and commitment to sustainable tourism.
  • Providing guidance to assess the tourism sector’s importance, identifying opportunities for sustainable tourism development, planning actions, and enhancing sustainability of projects.
  • Delivering a “Sustainable Tourism for Development Study” which will enable the EU and other development institutions to include sustainable tourism development in their programme cycles.

The guidebook is divided in the three parts described below:

“The Methodology”: How to assess priorities for Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries?

The Methodology follows a systematic structure which, through a series of questions *  under each issue, enables the situation to be assessed, weaknesses and gaps identified and possible actions considered, while also pointing to existing services that are available. It focuses on five key pillars of sustainable tourism in developing countries:

*Assess your needs! (click on the links below and fill in the questionnaires)
Questionnaire Pillar 1- Tourism policy and governance

Questionnaire Pillar 2- Trade Investment, Data and Competitiveness

Questionnaire Pillar 3- Employment, Decent Work and Capacity Building

Questionnaire Pillar 4- Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion

Questionnaire Pillar 5- Sustainability of natural and cultural environment



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