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  • The Tourism Sustainability Scorecard / La Ficha de Evaluación de Sostenibilidad Turística

    Thursday, May 28th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB releases sustainability scorecard for private sector tourism projects

    Interactive online tool enables assessment of sustainability dimensions of proposed projects

    The Inter-American Development Bank today released a new Tourism Sustainability Scorecard, an interactive tool developed to ensure that the IDB’s investments in private sector tourism projects maximize social, economic, cultural and environmental […]

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    Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria / Criterios Globales de Turismo Sostenible

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Temas Observation: I was favorably inclined toward this exercise because of the involvement of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Conservation International (CI) and secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), but was less impressed that Ted Turner endorsed it, still unsure what to think about the Rainforest Alliance‘s efforts […]

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    Nominate a LAC Candidate for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    The deadline for nominating candidates for these awards is 15 December. There are many worthy candidates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) — my friends at Barbados Free Press, for example, have suggested a worthy one in the hopes that such an award will help boost tourism on that island. I am not […]

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    Can a Huge Luxury Resort = Sustainable Tourism?

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

    Can a 650-acre seaside luxury resort in Costa Rica be a full-fledged "sustainable tourism" destination? 
    Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online (AOL), says it can.
    Case launched the company Revolution LLC  in 2005 "to build companies based on disruptive business models that give people more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of their […]

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    The 2007 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Islands Magazine have announced the opening of nominations for the “Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award” for 2007.
    The award, open to persons, organizations and companies in CTO member countries, recognizes unique and attractive tourism products that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values, and which help to enhance tourism product offerings.
    Tourism […]

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    Attention Potential Mexican/Caribbean/Central American Eco-tourism Projects!

    Friday, February 23rd, 2007

    Given their significant presence in the tourism industry in Mexico and much of Central America and the Caribbean (click on map below to enlarge), any non-profit looking for seed money for their potential eco-tourism project in those countries should look into applying for Transat’s grant.
    From Transat:
    Transat launches program to support sustainable-tourism projects
    Applications accepted until May […]

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    Is Eco-tourism Sustainable?

    Sunday, December 17th, 2006

    In one of my first posts on this blog, I featured an essay on sustainable tourism by my friend Jaime. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest checking it out before proceeding with this entry.
    Today I read a slightly different take on the issue in the 14 December edition of the BBC’s “Green […]

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