|Sustainable Tourism and Poverty Elimination (UNED-UK, 1999)|
|3. The role of certification, incentives regulation|
There was disagreement about the need for new regulation at any level. On the one hand it was seen as necessary due to the differences in power of the relevant stakeholders. On the other hand it was seen as an obstacle which might deter investment. Finally it was pointed out that the development of voluntary codes often leads to regulation further down the road.