The support of the host community is important in achieving sustainable tourism. This is just one of the many reasons why successful destination planning begins with an understanding of the needs and aspirations of the host community. This understanding needs to go beyond descriptions of demographics and population trends to explore:
Understanding the history of tourism in a destination and its impact on the host community provides a good indication of the community’s needs and aspirations and the style of tourism that is desired.
This study presents a framework for the development of social indicators to measure the impact of tourism on communities. It is a research project which emanated from the Green Globe 21 Standard that incorporates indicators for the environmental impact ...
The objective of this report is to provide a framework for the sustainable development of the travel and tourism industry in the APEC region, through public/private partnerships, and to deliver a sustainability strategy for tourism destinations.
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