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Making tourism more manageable: International activities, instruments, illustrations Herbert Hamele ECOTRANS e.V. European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development Saarbrücken/Germany AER, PRESERVE, Brussels, 05 February 2009

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The focal part of districts Integrate ecological, social and financial supportability objectives into neighborhood/territorial approaches and basic leadership forms Help tourism providers and delegates to make their administrations more maintainable Help naturally economical tourism (SME) to achieve the request Monitor advance and settle on choices for nonstop change Needed Access to best in class data on Sustainable Tourism: activities, devices, cases, …

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What does "Manageable Tourism" mean? Since October 2008 an arrangement of "Worldwide Sustainable Tourism Criteria" is suggested by UNWTO, UNEP, UN Foundation, CBD, Rainforest Alliance a.o. The GSTC are the consequence of a far reaching investigation of more than 4500 single criteria (> 60 ST rules, codes, affirmation frameworks) The GSTC comprise of four segments: Management Social - Economic Culture Environment The GSTC might offer direction to tourism providers (inns, and so forth.) and visit administrators, and in addition to training bodies, goals, locales, middle people, NGOs, ST related undertakings and activities, … Regions: The GSTC can be utilized e.g. to characterize points, set up an activity program, screen advance, trade and systems administration, …

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Tourism providers: consistence with the GSTC? A. Practical Management A.1. Administration System A.2. Legitimate Compliance A.3. Representative Training A.4. Consumer loyalty A.5. Promoting Accuracy * A.6.1. Zoning * A.6.2. Outline and Siting * A.6.3. Manageable Construction * A.6.4. Unique Needs Access A.7. Understanding C. Social Heritage C.1. Code of Behavior C.2. Chronicled Artifacts C.3. Security of Sites C.4. Joining of Culture D. Environment D.1.1. Buying Policy D.1.2. Consumable Goods D.1.3. Vitality Consumption D.1.4. Water Consumption D.2.1. Nursery Gas D.2.2. Wastewater D.2.3. Squander Management Plan D.2.4. Unsafe Substances D.2.5. Different Pollutants D.3.1. Natural life Species D.3.2. Natural life in Captivity D.3.3. Arranging D.3.4. Biodiversity Conservation D.3.5. Cooperations with Wildlife B. Social/Economic B.1 Community Development B.2. Neighborhood Employment B.3 Fair-Trade B.4 Local Entrepreneurs B.5. Indigenous Communities B.6. Misuse B.7. Evenhanded Hiring B.8 Employee Protection B.9. Essential Services

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Demand: ecological characteristics of tourism

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Challenge: to lessen natural utilization Energy and water utilization in inns in Europe Average + benchmarks/overnight stay Energy 2-3*: Av.: 90 kWh > Benchmark: 45 kWh 4-5*: Av.: 76 kWh > Benchmark: 33 kWh Water 2*: Av.: 454 l > Benchmark: 283 l 3*: Av.: 424 l > Benchmark: 210 l 4*: Av.: 335 l > Benchmark: 201 l 5*: Av.: 594 l > Benchmark: 310 l Pool: ca. 60l/overnight remain Best practice illustration Hotel Victoria, Freiburg 5* stars Certificates: EMAS, Viabono Input vitality: 33 kWh eco-control framework wood pellets Output CO2: 1kg Other 5* inns: > 10kg Saving potential: > 90 % Source: Environmental activities by European tourism organizations, ECOTRANS/IER, 2006

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Offer: Eco-confirmed tourism Certificates for: convenience organizations, eateries, marinas, shorelines, kayaking, neighborhood goals, ensured zones, ecotourism bundles, greens, … Global activity: STSC The „Sustainable Tourism stewardship Council" is to authorize testaments whith Criteria in consistence with the GSTC Reliable confirmation methodology (on location review,… ) All Sustainable tourism declarations on DestiNet http://destinet.ew.eea.europa.eu

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Challenge: constant advancement "Development in Tourism: how to make a Tourism Learning Area" (EC Tourism Unit, 2006) e.g. set up a "TLA for Sustainable Consumption and Production" as local online stage Give simple access to existing data Stakeholders in a district: organization, NGOs, organizations, instructive bodies, associations Aims and Topics : environmental change, biodiversity, … Available Instruments : money related, authentications, control, advertising, distributions, … Good practices : transport, convenience, eateries, exercises, attractions, bundles Calendar with Events , News Bulletin Co-ordinate a learning and preparing stage to match offer & request Monitor advance of activities and trade with different areas

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Online apparatus for districts: DestiNet is an UN Type II Partnership of EEA, UNWTO, UNEP, ECOTRANS enlisted with the UN CSD http://destinet.ew.eea.europa.eu DestiNet Advantages Hosted by European Environment Agency Free access to quality evaluated ST data Easy organization Designed for TLA SCP, trade and systems administration Regions: Restricted segments accessible

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Market: from the offer to the request (Example) e.g. Austria: Sustainable tourism approaches > programs > apparatuses > eco-mark > preparing > satisfy criteria > accreditation > utilize DestiNet as free data stage > to achieve the request Tour administrators Travel offices Information & booking administrations Journalists Educational bodies Destinations … 200 Hotels Camping locales Restaurants Travel bundles (!)

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„In future our primary concern will never again be whether we can go to each place on earth. Our fundamental intrigue will be whether it is advantageous touching base there." Hermann Löns, German artist, 1908 Thank you for your consideration! Herbert Hamele herbert.hamele@ecotrans.de ECOTRANS e.V. www.ecotrans.org DestiNet http://destinet.ew.eea.europa.eu

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