|Sustainable Tourism and Poverty Elimination (UNED-UK, 1999)|
A report on the workshop held on the 9th of February 1999
United Nations Environment and Development -UK(UNED-UK)
This workshop followed up a UK Government Consultation by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Department for International Development on October 13th 1998.
In preparation for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, being held in New York, April 1999
Chair: Felix Dodds, UNED-UK Co-ordinator
Rapporteur: Rosalie Gardiner, UNED-UK
Initial Paper by Harold Goodwin, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
"Sustainable tourism is tourism and associated infrastructures that, both now and in the future: operate within natural capacities for the regeneration and future productivity of natural resources: recognise the contribution that people and communities, customs and lifestyles, make to the tourism experience; accept that these people must have an equitable share in the economic benefits of tourism; are guided by the wishes of local people and communities m the host areas"
"Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future. It is the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems."
World Tourism Organization