Sustainable tourism debated
Costa Rica is host to a meeting of the International Working Group on Sustainable Tourism, which will mull environmentally friendly initiatives that could be adopted in tourism policies.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The 19-nation group is meeting outside of France for the first time. The task force was established as a follow-up to agreements at the World Conference on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.
According to industry players, rural community tourism is growing "slowly, but surely."
Sustainable tourism results in being more attractive to travelers, savings in operations and preferential treatment, including economic and business benefits.
A regional brand and slogan will be used as an emblem for the Central American tourism advertising campaign as part of the Action Plan for 2012, Year of Sustainable Tourism.
Central America showcased itself as a sustainable tourist destination at the International Tourism Board fair.
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