For long holiday tourism has been in the grip of economic thinking and sociological research. On this webpage a more balanced view is maintained on the focal centre of tourists' activities: tourists themselves and their encounter with their holiday destination. Tourists are the only ones who can sense emotions; neither ‘society’ nor the tourism "industry" can. Tourists take what is given to them and then turn it into their own ends; it is these ends what is of our primary interest and more than 25 articles on this site are about just that: the tourists' tourism.


Organizations for Sustainable Tourism

http://www.gstcouncil.org

GSTC – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council – serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel.

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http://www.iipt.org

IIPT – International Institute for Peace through Tourism – The International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world

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http://www.acoprot.org/

ACOPROT – Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals

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http://www.actuarcostarica.com/

ACTUAR – Alianza Comunitaria Conservacionista de Turismo Alternativo Rural – Community Conservation Alliance for Alternative Rural Tourism

 

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