From the Green Travel Digest

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Marcus L. Endicott publishes the informative Green Travel Digest. A recent issue mentions an impressive collaboration created "to advance the state-of-the-practice in sustainable tourism development." Can we convince the Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) that Universal Design is the logical completion of the sustainable tourism ethic?

Tomorrow's post will reference some of the resources available here on the blog that are available for making that case.

USAID Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA)

Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA)
http://www.nric.net/tourism/gsta.htm

The Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) is a single award,
five-year Leader with Associates (LWA) cooperative agreement funded
by USAID. Its purpose is twofold: to advance the state-of-the-
practice in sustainable tourism development and allied fields; and to
assist USAID Missions and other operating units to design and
implement innovative, integrated, and market-based tourism approaches
that will foster sustainable futures for individuals, local
communities, and societies in USAID-presence countries.

Academy for Educational Development (AED): Ecotourism
http://www.aed.org/EnvironmentandEnergy/International/ecotourism.cfm

Ecotour - Ecotourism at Conservation International
http://www.ecotour.org/

Citizens Development Corps/Tourism Development Corps
http://www.mbaec-cdc.org/desktopdefault.aspx?page_id=148310

Counterpart International
http://www.counterpart.org/Default.aspx?tabid=322

EplerWood International
http://www.eplerwood.com/

George Washington University-International Institute of Tourism
Studies

http://www.gwutourism.org/iits.htm

Nathan Associates

http://www.nathaninc.com/

National Geographic Society-Center for Sustainable Destinations
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable/

Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/tourism.cfm?id=main

RARE
http://www.rareconservation.org/programs/ page.php?subsection=Rare%
20Enterprises
{ http://tinyurl.com/2dzkw3 }

Solimar International
http://www.solimarinternational.com/

The Nature Conservancy-Ecotourism Program
http://www.nature.org/aboutus/travel/ecotourism/

University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management
http://www.tim.hawaii.edu/

U.S. Forest Service-Heritage Design
http://www.heritagedesign.org/

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12 Non-traditional Development Partners

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Summary Table of Organization Expertise in Sustainable Tourism
http://www.nric.net/tourism/directory_table.pdf

from:
"Marcus L. Endicott" mendicot@yahoo.com

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