Vol. 45 Nr. 4/2011: Sustainable tourism

The tourism industry has become a major economic sector in many developing and emerging countries. In the context of the sustainability debate, tourism and hotel operators are increasingly expected to satisfy the requirements of sustainable tourism. This includes not only improving their eco-balance and demonstrating a responsible attitude towards the natural environment, but also social responsibility; which means enabling the local population to participate in the economic development of the region. Numerous best practice reports illustrate the varied ways to achieve sustainable tourism.