Sustainable Tourism in Asia

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Sustainable Tourism in Asia
Year: 2015
Language: English
Tourism trends and forecasts for Asia

On 7-8 of October 2014, the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility organized a special session on sustainable tourism during the “Second International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management” in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Several SWITCH-Asia projects presented their experiences, solutions and recom- mendations towards a more sustainable tourism sector in Asia. In addition to experts from SWITCH-Asia projects, repre- sentatives from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) participated, introducing the upcoming develop- ments of the Sustainable Tourism Programme under the 10 Year Framework Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This briefing summarises the key points of the event’s expert presentations, proceedings and discus- sions and provides an overview of the currently most pressing issues around the topic of sustainable tourism in Asia.