Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation defines sustainable tourism as:

'Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future'.

Sustainable tourism is an ethos that underpins all tourism activities and is integral to all aspects of tourism development and management and not just an add-on. It is a continual process of improvement.

Why it’s important

Tourism operators need to keep up with rising consumer expectations, particularly in Tasmania where we promote a clean nature-based brand.

A reduction in energy use, water use or waste production will also reduce your immediate and long term business costs.

Reduce, reuse, recycle, offset

Simple steps that you can take to reduce your carbon emissions are reduce, reuse, recycle and offset.

Tourism Australia - Sustainability Toolkit

For more on sustainable tourism see the Tourism Australia website.