Sustainable Tourism And Sustainable Development

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Since the 1980s, all people around the world been concerned about the green movement since the concept of sustainable development became prevalent as part of the World Conservation Strategy (World Conservation Strategy, 1980). Sustainable development is based on moral and ethical principle (Brundtland, 1987). In 1992, an actional program of sustainable development was suggested in Earth Summit as “Agenda 21” (United Nations, 1992).
McLaren (1998) argue that until the 1980s, the tourism industry had a slack attitude of environmental protection, despite its rise as an important development industry. Concerns for the impacts of social and negative impacts of tourism have indicated that the key players in the industry facing a challenge to be responsive towards the principles and practices of sustainable development. According to Dimitros and Ladkin (1999), sustainable tourism has been acknowledged as the new direction for tourism. Sustainable tourism development has to take in to consideration the protection of natural resources for the future as well as meet the current needs of tourism and locals in the region. Kirk (1995) mentioned that as a key sector in tourism, hotels do their part in the green movement because they have several key of environmental and social impacts such as water and energy consumption, waste production, chemical use and atmospheric contamination, purchasing/ procurement, and local

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