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International Sustainable Tourism Policy

Tourism and International Relations
David Edgell Sr.

International tourism, like many other industries, is faced with an impend- ing dilemma as to whether it can maintain its dynamic growth rate without damaging or destroying the natural and built environments, both of which must be conserved and sustained if future generations are to enjoy the same benefits of travel and tourism as today’s do. The tourism industry is conscious of the need to maintain the social, cultural, environmental, and economic attributes that are basic to its positive development. To ensure that this happens, the global travel and tourism industry will need strong leadership and an effective international sustainable tourism policy.