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Guidebook "Sustainable Tourism for Development"
Type: Handbook / Guide
Geographical coverage: International
Implementing Entity: UNWTO
Language: English
Cost: unspecified
Tourism is a major activity with characteristics that make it particularly valuable as an agent for development. The imperative of mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts must be recognized in tourism policies and strategies for the short and long term. Developing countries however face a particular fragility in their natural, economic, social and human environments which could jeopardize the sector’s dynamism and beneficiary qualities. 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 can identify priorities for intervention across a spectrum of issues. For instance according to the Guidebook climate change and global mitigation effects are to be addressed by mitigation measures undertaken in the destination country but also in the source country.