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Sustainable Tourism



Incorporating sustainability principles in all aspects of the tourism sector.

The Sustainable Tourism Gateway was set up in order to develop awareness and educate on issues related to sustainable tourism; to assist in policy and programme development; and to facilitate monitoring and evaluation.

What is Sustainable Tourism? Declarations, Charters and Codes on Sustainable Tourism Tools, strategies and Checklists for Sustainable Tourism GDRC Special Features University Courses on Tourism-related topics Case Studies on Sustainable Tourism Sustainable Tourism Infosheets Documents and Reports on Sustainable Tourism Organizations and Networks working on Sustainable Tourism Journals and Magazines on Tourism News and Blogs focussing on Tourism About the Sustainable Tourism Gateway COntribute to the Gateway

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Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria Partnership for
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC)

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The tourism sector (including travel, hospitality, food etc.) contributed a total of about USD 10 trillion to the global economy. About 1.5 billion people travelled to a tourist destination in 2019, spending aabout USD 4.2 billion.

If the accommodation, food, entertainment, and transport sectors are included in tourism, then the sector as a whole employs one in 10 persons worldwide, making it the largest economic sectors in the world.

Did you know? 27 September is observed worldwide as the World Tourism Day

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