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Tools, Strategies and Checklists
Tools, Strategies and Checklists
Complex interplay of the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainable tourism requires a broad understanding and acceptance from different stakeholders, working directly and indirectly in the tourism sector. Presented below are some of the tools, strategies and checklists to facilitate this understanding.

Tourism-related labels and certifications

Sound Ecotourism involves travel to natural destinations, minimizes impact, builds environmental awareness, provides direct financial benefits for conservation, provides financial benefits and empowerment for local people, respects local culture, and supports human rights and democratic movements - Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?'(1999)

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