management of tourism facilities and especially hotels
(water and energy saving measures, waste minimization,
use of environmentally friendly material, etc.) can
decrease the environmental impact of tourism. Planning
helps to make choices between the conflicting interests
of industry and tourism, in order to find ways to make
them compatible. By planning tourism development at
an early stage, damages and expensive mistakes can be
prevented, thereby avoiding the gradual deterioration
of environmental assets significant to tourism.
Tourism can provide alternative employment to development
scenarios that may have greater environmental impacts.
the Väinameri project - Estonia case study
Did you know?
- During the Pandemic (H1N1) in 2009 no measures to restrict travel were recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). As scientific evidence shows, limiting travel would have been highly disruptive to the global community and would have had very little effect on stopping the spread of the virus
- UNWTO is a part of Tourism Emergency Response Network (TERN), whish links up leading tourism associations in times of crises.