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Mapping of evidence and trends in the sustainable development aspects of tourism - EV02026

The aim of the research is to map and gather evidence on trends in sustainable tourism, and draw out the policy implications for the UK Government. We can summarise the three key tasks for the research as:

1. To evaluate the evidence on the sustainability impacts of tourism – assessing availability, robustness and scope for improving robustness of data
2. To use the evidence available to measure the economic, social and environmental effects of tourism, including trends
3. In light of this evidence, to draw out the implications for policy.

The method of approach involves an initial scoping phase to gather data, assess existing evidence and evaluate its robustness. We will then conduct tourism impact exercises to describe and quantify where possible trends in tourism and its economic, social and environmental effects.

This will draw on a variety of secondary quantitative and qualitative sources and utilise case studies where relevant.

Finally, in conjunction with the Advisory Group and wider audience of policymakers at local, regional and national levels, we will draw out the implications for policy and make recommendations where possible.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Sustainable Tourism   (273k)
• Final Report - Annex : Sustainable Tourism   (528k)
• Other : Peer Review Statement   (69k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2007

Cost: £73,861
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Procurement              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production