“The Sustainable Tourism Index assesses countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism. It finds that, not surprisingly, the world’s developed countries have done more at the national level than their emerging-world rivals to formulate policy, foster adherence to recognised standards, encourage travel and tourism businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, co-ordinate efforts with NGOs and the private sector, and ensure protection of their cultural and historical assets.”

The report refers to the GSTC Criteria, with quotes from GSTC CEO, Randy Durband.

Download the report from The Economist Intelligence Unit website: The Sustainable Tourism Index: Enhancing the global travel environment (by Michael Gold)