Reporting from the Windsor Consultation on Sustainable Tourism

planetary boundariesDr Dave Randle, President and CEO, WHALE Center, was recently¬†one of the co-chairs for the Windsor Castle Consultation organised by the International Community for Caring Communities. Its theme was “Imagine the Possible: Innovation for Urban Development, Sustainable Tourism and Culture. Randle wrote a recent piece for the Huffington Post on what took place.

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  • The sustainable tourism portion included concepts of the anthropocene, planetary boundaries, social-ecological systems approaches, resilience thinking and cultural preservation, particularly for indigenous cultures and the cultures found in geotourism destinations.
  • A new model for tourism was shared to address the planetary boundaries along with some examples of best practices in tourism.
  • Results and recommendations from this Consultation are designed to stimulate implementation of result oriented solutions through presentations at United Nations Commissions and Forums as well as, other related venues.

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  • Read the original article on the Huffington Post
  • Follow Dr David Randle on Twitter.
  • Learn more about the International Council for Caring Communities on their website.

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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