Does your organization work on sustainable tourism? Call for contributions on sustainable tourism standards. Deadline – August 31st

09 July 2007 | News story

With receipts in 2006 up to 735 billion US dollars, and 842 million international travelers, tourism is one of the leading industries' world-wide.

. In order to reduce environmental impacts caused by tourism, protect local cultures from the negative effects of tourism and ensure that tourism activities generate real economic benefits in a sustainable way, IUCN Secretariat is supporting the Rainforest Alliance and UN Foundation's efforts to identify commonalities among sustainable tourism requirements set up by certification schemes, and similar initiatives from around the world.