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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is the government authority tasked with planning, development, regulation, and policy implementation of tourism and related industries. Prior to SLTDA being established in 2007, these functions primarily resided with the organization known as Ceylon Tourist Board.
The objectives are as follows;
• Develop Sri Lanka as a tourist and travel destination both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
• Provide guidance to the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau to develop, promote and market Sri Lanka as a tourist and travel destination
• Provide guidance to the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management to undertake human resource training and development activities
• Work towards the enhancement of the tourism and travel
• Develop and promote adequate, attractive and efficient tourist services, inclusive of the hospitality industry in a sustainable manner
• License and accredit tourist enterprises in order to develop, enforce and maintain locally and internationally accepted standards in relation to the tourism industry and other related industries
St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council (SDC)
The St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) is an advisory body consisting of public and private sector representatives with an interest in sustainable destination management in St. Kitts. The SDC launched in November 2013, as one of the key recommendations following the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s destination assessment of St. Kitts and Nevis as part of GSTC’s Early Adopter program.
The SDC is governed by OUR BELIEF STATEMENT:
“The SDC works to facilitate partnerships and functional relationships among public and private sectors and all peoples in St. Kitts, to ensure that development in our destination preserves and benefits our environment, culture, heritage and community livelihoods”. This is summarized in our tagline, #GoodForUsBetterForAll.
The SDC was instrumental in hosting the first Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in the Caribbean and garnering recognition for St. Kitts, including St Kitts Ministry of Tourism’s winning Caribbean Tourism Organization’s award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2017.
State of Guanajuato Ministry of Tourism (gto)
State of Guanajuato Ministry of Tourism (gto), The current social and economic panorama, demands to generate more competitiveness in our State and our destinations, causing growth and to carry on actions that allow us to position ourselves as one of the favorite destinations in Mexico. Our mission is to lead and promote tourism in the State of Guanajuato with a steward, and strategic vision through planning, development and promotion for its positioning in national and international markets, to strengthen the competitiveness of tourism sector and its industry. One of the purposes of this institution is promote tourism as generator of wealth, employment and development opportunities to increase our people well-being. For this purpose, the Ministry of Tourism of Guanajuato created the Sustainable Tourism Model, a tool that allows us to include sustainable practices on destinations and tourism agencies, based on the criteria of GSTC, which allows us to minimize the negative impact of tourism on the three areas of sustainability. This Model, seeks to increase the competitiveness of Guanajuato as a touristic destination trough the optimization of resources. We are proud to be México’s Cultural Destination, come to visit Guanajuato and fall in love with our food, our cities and our people ¡You won’t want to leave! Please visit: http://www.guanajuato.mx/gtomx/
Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM)
Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) is an NGO, founded in 2009, with the mission to make sustainable tourism the primary engine for development, wealth and the engine of peace. At the same time SRM makes efforts to preserving natural treasures, local culture and society. Additionally, SRM strives to provide a linking platform that fosters congresses, seminars, training and certifications. Along with international standards adoption processes in sustainable strategies, and solution/action plans in the Riviera Maya, involving all the stakeholders in the tourism sector. SRM generates opportunities in order to increase the consciousness of sustainability as a real path of human beings remembering their greatness, loving nature, respecting culture and generating wealth, from within.
Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa
The Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa, formerly known as the Sustainable Tourism Network Southern Africa (STNSA), is an alliance of sustainable tourism certification stakeholders in Africa, with an initial focus on countries in southern and East Africa. The Alliance aims to enable an integrated approach to sustainable tourism certification throughout the continent.
For more information please visit www.sustainabletourismalliance.net
Sustainable Travel Taiwan (STT)
Sustainable Travel Taiwan (STT) is a NGO established in 2010 with the support of Sustainable Travel International (STI). STT has been dedicated to implement the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria in local communities and destinations, and by local governments and the tourism private sector in the Chinese speaking world. STT had set up an independent platform for people who have passion in responsible and sustainable tourism to communicate with. STT is a small but diverse group of architects, eco-landscape designers, urban designers, museum specialists, cultural and tourism journalists, tour guides, travel agents, scholars, and more. Through an interdisciplinary interaction, we find solutions and effective ways to implement sustainability practices from the grassroots level as well as from the official governmental level.
SW Associates, LLC – Sustainable Development through Tourism
SW Associates, LLC is a Washington, DC-based consulting practice focused on Sustainable Development through Tourism in both emerging and developed destinations. We believe that, if developed based Millennium Development Goals and principles of sustainability, tourism can be a critical means for achieving practical market-driven development, job and income growth, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage. Founded by Scott Wayne, SW Associates has conducted, managed and advised destinations, businesses and tourism and related organizations on sustainable tourism in over 60 countries. Our engagements have included advisory services, strategic planning and feasibility studies for tourism-related infrastructure, including energy, waste management, climate change risk mitigation, air, sea and ground transport, market intelligence and competitive analysis, human resource development, investment strategy and incentives, and policy reforms. SW Associates clients have included the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, USAID, US Trade and Development Agency, individual governments, equity funds, and multiple destinations, businesses and associations. We welcome collaboration with public and private sector partners and organizations. Website: www.sw-associates.net, Twitter: @SWATourism
Taiwan Tourism Bureau
In September of 1960, with the approval of the Executive Yuan, a Committee of Tourism was set up within the Ministry of Transportation and Communications; in October of 1966, this Committee was reorganized as the Tourism Council. Finally, on Dec. 29, 1972, the Tourism Bureau was established under the Ministry of Transportation & Communications and responsible for the administration of domestic and international tourism policy making, execution and development.
In 2017, the Bureau has launched the 2017 Ecotourism Year and announced 20 selected ecotourism itineraries. The selected itineraries will take participants to the outdoors all over Taiwan to visit aboriginal tribes; view fireflies in their natural habitats at night; explore
For more information, please visit the http://www.taiwan.net.tw
The Fabulous Getaway
Led by two individuals who have a combined experience of over 30 years in designing and operating trips in Sri Lanka and staff who are passionate about travel, The Fabulous Getaway takes pride in having an in-depth knowledge of Sri Lanka. We are firmly committed in supporting sustainable tourism by working with ethical partners and developing experiences that protect the authenticity of heritage sites. It is our sole interest to tell the world about our beautiful island and design meaningful holidays for travellers which push boundaries and embrace innovation.
The Guatemalan Tourism Board -INGUAT-
The Guatemalan Tourism Board -INGUAT- is the national superior authority in the tourism sector that develops the promotion, advertising and sustainability\: practices of tourism industry through the specific legal guidelines from Guatemala’s Government.
INGUAT articulates the economic and social development of tourism, to promote the strengthening and diversification of the touristic offer according to the land use planning of the tourism areas, also encourage the implementation of quality and sustainable criteria through the certification systems “Sello Q” and “Sello Q Verde” established in the Master Plan of Sustainable Tourism, Guatemala 2015-2025.