One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector
FROM A COLLECTIVE VISION TO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION
On 4 May 2021, the G20 Tourism Ministers welcomed the Recommendations for the Transition to a Green Travel and Tourism Economy which UNWTO submitted upon the request of the Italian Presidency.
The Recommendations, which build on the widely consulted One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector, represent a common vision for better tourism for people, planet and prosperity.
Transforming Vision Into Action – a Repository of Inspiring Initiatives, Tools and Strategic Thinking
The One Planet Vision calls for a responsible recovery of the tourism sector from the COVID-19 crisis which is founded on sustainability. The Vision strives to enhance the resilience of tourism, balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity. The Vision is available in all UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
This repository aims to inspire further action from governments and the private sector by highlighting tools and initiatives from stakeholders which are leading by example, as well as providing reflections of thought and opinion leaders on the challenges and opportunities for the responsible and sustainable recovery of tourism.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed and arguments employed herein are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the UNWTO or its member countries.
Transforming Vision Into Action - Oped
Oped ABTA, the British Travel Association
Tourism for Good: How to rebuild travel and tourism
Oped Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
The fundamental importance of building back better in a post-Covid world
Oped China Tourism Academy
A responsible recovery from COVID-19 for the tourism sector
Oped Tourism and Protected Areas (IUCN/ WCPA)
Sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas from the COVID-19 pandemic
Op-ed Iberostar Group
Responsible Tourism: The Key to Building Back a Better Industry
Op-ed The Long Run
Conservation and community must come first for tourism to recover responsibly and build back better for people and planet
Op-ed Intrepid Travel
Climate action is a collective commitment to the sustainability of our industry
Transforming Vision into Action - Policy and Governance
Decarbonization of tourism in Valencia
The decarbonization of tourism in action: the case of Valencia
Machu Picchu Carbon Neutral
Machu Picchu: World's First Carbon Neutral Wonder
Urdaibai and Sitges Carrying Capacity
Spanish destinations Urdaibai and Sitges measuring their carrying capacity during COVID-19 to enhance planning
Queensland Electric Tourism Drive
Driving Sustainability - Electric Vehicle Tourist Drive emerges in Queensland, Australia
Transforming Vision Into Action - Guidelines and Tools
Eco-Guide for Hospitality Businesses and Schools
The Eco-Guide is an example of the integration of sustainable practices into the schools’ training and operations to inspire students to take actions on these issues.
Climate Proof Investments Guide
"This document has the ability to define the purpose of the projects and showed us that we could have solutions and improvements while still in our final planning stage."
Circularity guidelines for hotels
Circularity in the Hotel Industry and Competitiveness: A Manual for Implementing Good Practices
Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking
The Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) Index allows hotels to benchmark their environmental performance against peers
Decarbonisation guide for companies
Intrepid’s decarbonisation guide supports industry action
Circular Economy White Paper
Circular Economy in Travel and Tourism – a conceptual framework for a sustainable, resilient and future proof industry transition
Tomorrow's Air Collective
Tomorrow’s Air: Pioneering Collective for Carbon Removal with Permanent Storage
Tourism Taxes by Design
Funding for a regenerative future – could tourism taxes be part of the answer?
Transforming Vision Into Action - On the Ground
Responsible Recovery of Tourism in Mexico and Latin America
Has the pandemic changed the paradigms in the tourism sector in Mexico and Latin America?
Regenerative Patagonia Chile Nativo
Chile Nativo - Investing in Rewilding and Regenerative Projects in Patagonia
Reform Centers in Vietnam and Myanmar
ReForm centers continue to create livelihoods and tackle plastic pollution in tourism destinations in Vietnam and Myanmar during COVID-19 recovery
Grootbos Food Scheme South Africa
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the Grootbos Foundation have adapted to support the food security issues and internet access for learners in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa
Nomad Lab Amazon Forest
Diversification of income streams for a new model of ecotourism in the Amazon forest