Tourism is today one of the most important and boosting economic sectors worldwide. UNWTO estimated in 2011 a continuous growing of ca. 4% per year, with 982 million tourist arrivals and 740 billion Euro export earnings generated. But tourism is very demanding regarding the use of natural resources and its impact on nature and culture. The objective of Sustainable Development will only be attained if tourism becomes compatible with the social, cultural and ecological environment.

Standards for Sustainable Tourism

Global Sustainable Tourism Council: Criteria for Destinations 2013 and Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators 2012 have been adapted by UNWTO in 2015 


Global Framework of Sustainable Tourism (Glore)


Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, geology, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. Destination Stewardship Center, extends the work of National Geographic’s CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS

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