Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

September, 2021

The European Travel Commission (ETC), which represents 22 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published a handbook on encouraging sustainable tourism practices, which is intended as a guide for national and local tourism organisations to encourage tourism stakeholders to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day operations.

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With a focus on the adoption of practices that reduce the negative impacts of tourism, the handbook presents successful cases in the incorporation of sustainability practices in its economic, social and environmental dimensions, intending to support European destinations in their efforts to build a more environmentally friendly sector that benefits the economy and local communities.

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