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The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is a global initiative launched in 2011 to inject sustainability principles into the mainstream of tourism policies, development, and operations. It emerged as a more permanent successor to the International Task Force on Sustainable Tourism Development (ITF-STD). The Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics (UNEP-DTIE).

The mission of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is to transform tourism around the world by making it more sustainable. It encourages networking and cooperation to promote the long-term economic health of the tourism sector, the success of which depends on attractive natural and built environments and vibrant communities. By bringing together all actors in tourism sector, it aims to produce important and long-lasting results. The main strategies are knowledge sharing and project development – notably adapting, replicating, and scaling-up successful projects.

The objectives of the Partnership are to :
• bring together international organizations, governments, civil society and tourism trade groups as members of the Global Sustainable Tourism Partnership and get them involved in its activities
• encourage networking among members and facilitate access to information about sustainable tourism
• strengthen, coordinate and encourage the adoption and implementation of sustainable tourism policies
• disseminate information about success stories
• scale-up, adapt and replicate successful projects and initiatives
• establish and implement innovative, multi-stakeholder projects that support sustainable tourism development around the world


The Global PArtnership for Sustainable Tourism

15, rue de Milan
75441 - Paris Cedex 09 - France
Tel : +33 1 44 37 14 65

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