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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


Tourism is travel for pleasure, and the commercial activity of providing and supporting such travel. UN Tourism defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes". Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments.

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Organizations relating to Tourism

Inter-Arab Union of Hotels and Tourism / Est. 1971
International ANTOR Committee / Est. 1951
Arab Tourism Organization / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1954
Federación de Camaras de Turismo de Centroamérica / Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 2010
Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism / Coral Gables FL, USA / Est. 1997
Secretaria de Integración Turistica Centroamericana / Managua, Nicaragua / Est. 1965
World Committee on Tourism Ethics / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2003
Council of Arab Ministers of Tourism / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1998
Pacific Tourism Organization / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1983
European Travel and Tourism Advisory Group / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1981
European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism / Macau, Macau / Est. 1997
International Network of Research into Tourism, Cooperation and Development / Lleida, Spain / Est. 2008
Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippine - East ASEAN Growth Area / Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia / Est. 1994
Third World Tourism European Ecumenical Network / Est. 1984
Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas / New York NY, USA / Est. 2003
International Competence Network for Tourism Research and Education / Kongsberg, Norway
Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa
Tourism Education Futures Initiative / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 2006
Foro Latinoamericano de Turismo
International Council of Tourism Partners / Haleiwa HI, USA / Est. 2002
Pacific Area Travel Writers Association / Delhi, India
Tourism Watch / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1975
European Tourism Research Institute / Östersund, Sweden / Est. 1997
UNWTO Staff Association, Madrid / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1976
Tourisme et développement solidaires / Angers, France / Est. 1998
Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Centre / Nara, Japan / Est. 1995
Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires / Paris, France / Est. 2003
Institut supérieur international du tourisme / Tangiers, Morocco / Est. 1972
World Tourism Education and Research Centre / Calgary AB, Canada / Est. 1989
Commonwealth Tourism Centre / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung / Ammerland, Germany / Est. 1994
Field Studies Council Overseas / Shrewsbury, UK
Travel and Tourism Research Association / Whitehall MI, USA / Est. 1970
International Centre of Studies on the Tourist Economy / Oriago di Mira, Italy / Est. 1991
Baltic Academy of Tourism and Entrepreneurship / St Petersburg, Russia
Tourism Concern / Croydon, UK / Est. 1989
CLIA Australasia / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1996
World Tourism Forum Lucerne / Lucerne, Switzerland
Better Tourism Africa / Est. 2006
Sports Tourism International Council / Est. 1990
Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration and Tourism / Est. 1993
Association internationale des docteurs en économie du tourisme / Est. 1997
ASEAN Tourism Training and Education Network / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 2000
International Association of Tourist Organizations Operating in Central Asia / Est. 1992
Eastern Caribbean Tourist Association
Association for the Development and Coordination of European Touristic Exchanges
International Tourist Health Association / Rimini, Italy / Est. 1989
International Federation of Tourist Centres / Est. 1949

View all profiles (507 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Action Strategies relating to Tourism

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting tourists
Developing eco-tourism business strategies for biodiversity conservation
Researching tourism and road safety
Promoting economic benefits of tourism
Creating touristic identity
Coordinating tourism legislation
Developing international youth tourism
Developing tourism
Attending to tourists
Benefiting tourists
Raising environmental awareness of tourists
Assisting tourist industry in developing countries
Developing tourist enterprises
Increasing tourism
Preventing environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Advocating responsible tourism
Improving tourism infrastructure
Promoting social tourism
Integrating exchange students
Advancing ecotourism
Managing for both recreation and conservation
Promoting tourism
Supporting environmentally sound leisure and tourism activities
Tourist guide

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