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close this bookSustainable Tourism and Poverty Elimination (UNED-UK, 1999)
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4. Possible stakeholder action

The role that different stakeholders will play in promoting and developing sustainable tourism m support of poverty elimination will be crucial. Some areas for stakeholder action have been identified:

· the Green Globe initiative should be further promoted;

· the feasibility of creating a Tourism Stewardship Council involving all stakeholders, including an independent certification process should be investigated;

· local governments, globally, should prepare guidance notes for the promotion of sustainable tourism and help to co-ordinate tourism development so that it reflects aims of the Local Agenda 21 process,

· the tourism industry, academia, public groups and government should develop educational material for the local stakeholders;

· the tourism industry should try, where appropriate, to locally source food, human resources, and other local resources to enable the local economy to benefit;

· training of tourism industry staff is necessary so that they can integrate sustainable tourism strategies within their work practices;

· to recognise the need to improve the status of women working within the tourism industry;