Sustainability/Sustainability and Tourism

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Sustainability and Tourism

The Earth and how we might live in it

Sustainability is a popular yet complex word that is often banded around freely, but what does it actually mean? Here are a few definitions:

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland, 1987)

Reference: Brundtland, G. H. (1987). Our Common Future. Oxford: Oxford University Press

“Every human has a fundamental right to an environment of quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being” - United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm

Toitü he whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata. Translation: Land is permanent, man disappears

In general sustainability means the capacity to endure

What is sustainable tourism? How does it work?

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On successful completion of this section, you will be able to:
  • Identify and examine sustainability in a tourism context
  • Contribute posts from your learning to the course blog