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The fourth thematic review of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community is now available. Learn more on how to address the complexity of the tourism sector, including local actors, decision-makers and consumers. Discover also some governance mechanisms...

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The third thematic review of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community is now available! Learn more on how the tourism sector can ensure a sustainable and responsible economic growth as well as prosperity in the Mediterranean region.

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The second thematic review of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community is now available! Learn more on how to reduce the environmental-cultural-social impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean region.

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The first thematic review of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community is now available! Learn more on the monitoring of tourism sustainability, on the knowledge gaps of policy-making processes and on how to bridge the data gaps on tourism.

 

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In 2015, world leaders have agreed on 17 goals to promote sustainable global development, launching the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. Since then, the tourism sector started to have a new role and the UNWTO has promoted a new platform to bring...

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The Mediterranean strategy for sustainable development is a UNEP-MAP (United Nations Environment Programme - Mediterranean Action Plan Barcelona Convention) nine years plan aimed at investing in environmental sustainability to achieve social and...

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Monitoring tourism sustainability, despite its importance, is faced with some difficulties. There are some knowledge gaps of policy-making processes as well as data gaps on tourism that need to be bridged. Towards addressing such challenges, some of...

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Since 2004, 25 international observatories have been set up under the impulse of the UNWTO, leading to the creation of a network called International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The objective of INSTO is to support the...

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The concept of sustainability linked to tourism has made big steps forwards in the public agendas and throughout the political priorities, for the last decades. The measurement of “tourism sustainability” has become so important that international...

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Tourists are now to be fined for using non-biodegradable plastics in some cities of Italy. This measure could help tourists minimise and even be dissuaded from using such a dangerous element for the environment and the biodiversity of the...

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