Sustainable tourism is responsible, respectful, and socially conscious of local cultures and ecosystems. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global objectives adopted by the United Nations to ensure a better future for all. Sustainable tourism is a key part of the SDGs, helping to reduce poverty, protect the environment, and promote peace.
Sustainable Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
What are the potential positive and negative impacts of tourism on the environment, society and economy?
Name one way that sustainable tourism helps to achieve a named SDG
What actions can you do to support sustainable tourism and the SDGs?
- Choose sustainable transportation when travelling
- Choose local, sustainable food and products
- Minimize plastic use and consumption
- Support local communities and businesses
- Reduce energy consumption
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has established a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to promote sustainable tourism initiatives worldwide. Ecotourism: Ecotourism is responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. The International Eco-Tourism Society (TIES) was founded in 1990 to promote sustainable tourism practices.
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What is a type of tourism that is related to SDG 2?
What is a type of tourism related to SDG 10?
How can gender equality be promoted through tourism?
What are some case studies of how the tourism industry is contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ?