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Sustainable Tourism for Development Guidebook (2013)

The Sustainable Tourism for Development study has been prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the financial support of the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General Development and Cooperation, within the framework of the project “Enhancing capacities for Sustainable Tourism for Development in Developing Countries” (Grant contract DCI-MULTI-2011/280-663). The purpose of the project is to enhance a common understanding and commitment about Sustainable Tourism, and to demonstrate how it is a vehicle to foster economic and social growth, through the achievement of the develo

SY CULTour - Joint Institutional Framework Analysis"

This document entitled "Joint institutional framework analysis" and developed as Work Package 3.1 within the project SY CULTour financed by the Programme "South-East Europe" is the most up to date collection of laws, regulations, statements, declarations and other official documents concerning cultural values management in South East Europe and beyond.

Indicators of sustainable development for tourist destinations. A guidebook

This volume is built on the studies and workshops, and on the experience of some 60 experts and practitioners working on indicators in more than 20 countries. It is intended to bring information on the state of the art in development and use of indicators to those who need good information and who can influence the future of tourism and its destinations.

EUToolKit

The European Commission aims to address the present lack of a widely accepted process and methodology for the sustainable management of destinations using a shared system of indicators and to move towards more comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable ways of working, by providing an indicator system for destinations to be used on a voluntary basis. The system will consist in a toolkit, with a set of indicators and a step-by step guide, useful for local tourism destination managers.

Guidelines for measuring competitiveness in tourism

This guide provides a measurement framework that includes a short list of core and additional indicators to guide governments in their analysis of tourism competitiveness and to inform tourism policy development. It offers an overall view of the main determinants of competitiveness to be taken into account by active policies in tourism. The report was reviewed and approved by the OECD Tourism Committee on 10 April 2013.

GHA Host Quality Branding

A quality brand for hosts as developed by the German Hiking Association ensures high quality standards for accommodation facilities and restaurants along a cultural route. Together with hosts and restaurants it is able to identify and integrate particularly target group oriented offers and ensure to satisfy the requirements of the visitors.

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