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Example of Sustainable Tourism - the Cinque Terra region of Italy

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Geography Assement 250 years ago, only the UK's richest families could afford to go aboard for their holidays as the more days the person went away from his/her work they would not be able to earn any money so they would be in loss. In 1871 bank holidays (they were called bank holidays as the banks were closed on those days so no trading could take place) were enacted as a law; this was due to the industrial revolution. These holidays were without pay which meant people didn't get paid while they were on holiday but this was only the start of tourism. On 29 June 1938 the law was enacted, "An Act to enable wage regulating authorities to make provision for holidays and holiday remuneration for workers whose wages the regulate, and to enable the Minister of Labour to assist voluntary schemes for securing holidays with pay for workers in any industry" thus meaning every worker get to have a certain amount of holidays per year and they still get money if as if they were working. ...read more.


price, attraction they want visit, airline, etc... Sustainable tourism by definition from the Center for sustainable tourism at east Carolina university is "actions that contribute to a balanced and healthy economy by generating tourism-related jobs, revenues, and taxes while protecting and enhancing the destination's socio-cultural, historical, natural and built resources for the enjoyment and well-being of both residents and visitors." There're many main criteria's some more important than others. Some examples are: 1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management and Reduction For tourism to take place people need transportation and there are three types of transportation available by air, by road or by water all of these transportations use and engine a release a large amount of Greenhouse Gas and we also use non renewable resources. You can reduce green house gas by traveling in a eco-friendly power vehicle as a solar power boat. 2. Solid Waste Management, Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling By minimizing the amount of solid waste that goes to landfills and incinerators, you can reduce negative environmental impacts. Most importantly, minimizing waste and recycling it will limit the amount of greenhouse gases that are released throughout a product's life cycle of extraction, manufacturing, selling, use and disposal. ...read more.


The region was recognized as a National Park in 1999. The sustainable tourism project has established an Environmental Quality Brand for accommodation facilities, a cinque terra card, and guidelines for tourists and public information about conservation. In order to control tourist numbers, a Cinque Terra Card is provided which includes access to all paths, nature observations centres, botanic paths, picnic areas, and bird watching areas. Tourists exploring the region can purchase a 1, 3 or 7-day card which also provides unlimited access to the train and bus between villages. The fee goes to protect the trails, marine and national park and maps, train and ferry times as well as a list of main business sectors participating in the scheme are accommodations which implement energy and water saving techniques as well as the purchase of local produce, recycling and using sustainable transport. This technique is useful as it give the locals an option about if they want to join the tourist industry business or not. Reference: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/your_money/employment/bank_and_public_holidays.htm http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/bankholidays.html http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo6/1-2/70 http://news.holidayhypermarket.co.uk/Package-Holidays-are-Still-Popular-18560604.html http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Consumerrights/Holidaysandtravel-yourconsumerrights/DG_182859 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_holiday http://www.fathom.com/course/21701788/session1.html http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/sustainabletourism/criteria.cfm http://www.sustainabletourism.net/ http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/ ...read more.

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