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Sustainable Tourism

The NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism is an emerging task force aimed to encourage tourism development in South East Europe based on sustainability principles. The role of the Task Force is to promote tourism policy, governance and operations that respect and protect the environment and biodiversity and foster social inclusion, while creating employment and income earning opportunities and contributing to socio-economic growth.

This Task Force is hosted by the Association of Municipalities and Cities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Latest Task Forces

  • Ljubljana is the Top Global Green Destination, 5 other destinations from South East Europe among Top 100! 28.09.2016

    GD11 On the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the Global Green Destinations Day conference took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana was pronounced the Top Sustainable Destination in the world, followed by: Drnis, Pula, Mali Losinj, Gorski Kotar, Island Krk, and Delnice.

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  • Call for Sustainable Destinations Top 100: “Destinations of Future Generations” 08.06.2016

    100SD NALAS invites municipalities and destinations from South East Europe to apply for the competition 2016 Sustainable Destinations Top 100. Deadline: 1 July 2016.

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  • Learn how to make your community a sustainable tourism destination 08.10.2015

    ST_Toolkit NALAS Sustainable Tourism Task Force has a new product for all SEE local governments. The Toolkit "Green Destinations of South-East Europe" helps local authorities develop and manage sustainable tourism destinations.

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  • Ljubljana inspires NALAS Sustainable Tourism Task Force 18.06.2015

    Ljubljana1 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, one of the global top 100 sustainable destinations and European Green Capital for 2016 was the perfect place to host a meeting of NALAS Sustainable Tourism Task Force, from 17-18 June 2015.

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  • “SEE Tourism Goes Local” - a carefully planned and managed tourism for continuous use in the future that brings benefits to the present 06.03.2014

    Tourism cover 3 NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism worked to build a common understanding of what is the essence, vision and principles of the sustainable tourism development at local level in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The result of this work is the position paper “SEE Tourism Goes Local” which encourages sustainable tourism planning and development across SEE through deploying the potential of the NALAS and builds a common reference point for local communities and local government associations (LGAs), recognizing tourism as a relevant economic option. NALAS Vision for the local tourism is that the local governments manage tourism in a sustainable way so that three values could be met: - Happy community and guests - Fair distribution of tourism expenditure, and - Qualified care and nurturing of natural and cultural heritage

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  • “SEE Tourism Goes Local” - a carefully planned and managed tourism for continuous use in the future that brings benefits to the present 26.11.2013

    Tourism-cover1 NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism worked to build a common understanding of what is the essence, vision and principles of the sustainable tourism development at local level in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The result of this work is the position paper “SEE Tourism Goes Local” which encourages sustainable tourism planning and development across SEE through deploying the potential of the NALAS and builds a common reference point for local communities and local government associations (LGAs), recognizing tourism as a relevant economic option. NALAS Vision for the local tourism is that the local governments manage tourism in a sustainable way so that three values could be met: - Happy community and guests - Fair distribution of tourism expenditure, and - Qualified care and nurturing of natural and cultural heritage

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  • Italian villages: an inspiring story for sustainable tourism development 26.10.2013

    Naslovna Having a sunrise exercise in the olive tree fields, enjoying a midday walk through the narrow cobble streets with Lego-like white tiny and lofty houses, getting the pleasure of the beautiful sunset over the vineyards scattered throughout the picturesque valleys. In the meantime, a few breaks to taste the local cheese, pasta and meat products and a sip or two of the best vines or liquors. Then, you already know why it is easy to say "La vita e bella" (Life's beautiful), not taking the smile off your face, from down until dusk. This is the experience of the charming Italian villages in the South-East Region of Puglia.

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  • NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism - Baseline Document 11.06.2013

    NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism with the support of the National Association of Italian Communes (ANCI) developed a baseline document that analyses the importance of the sustainable tourism development for the local communities and sets a strategic base for the work of the Task Force. It is intended as a basis of the formulation of a Position Paper on Sustainable Tourism at Local Level in SEE, but it also contains some concrete proposals for promoting sustainable tourism planning at local level within the NALAS network.

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  • Meeting of NALAS Sustainable Tourism Task Force: SEE Tourism Goes Local 27.03.2013

    ST TF1 NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism met in Sveti Kriz Zacretje, Croatia on 27-28 March 2013. During the meeting, the cooperation with the National Association of Italian Communes (ANCI) has been re-integrated into the activities of the Task Force. The group drafted the content of the NALAS Position Paper “SEE Tourism Goes Local”, which aims to build a common NALAS position on what sustainable tourism at local level means, why is it important, what are the main principles that need to be followed, who are the main stakeholders, and what are the preferred actions and recommendations.

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  • Sustainable Tourism in Times of Crisis 05.07.2012

    Natasa nov Representatives of the NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism participated at the conference “Destination Management and Branding in the Mediterranean Region: Sustainable Tourism in Times of Crisis”. Many subjects such as marketing, management and ecological & social effects of tourism were discussed within the framework of destination management. Special focus was put on the strategies in branding efforts and successful applications of the tourism destinations located in the Mediterranean Basin and the question how the region can receive a larger share from the tourism cake. Other topics discussed within the context of the Conference are: new trends in sustainable tourism (eco-tourism, creative tourism, agro- tourism), adaptation to environmental challenges, tourism network development, the roles of local community, social effects of tourism (ethical codes etc.)

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