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Sustainable Tourism

My humble suggestions ?

Tourism needs to establish a "high-ambition scenario" for itself, in which it can shift towards actions that are highly efficient and emit fewer emissions.

Tourism Industry must rapidly transition to in order to achieve or at least get close to Sustainable Tourism Goals and respond climate change challenge:

No transition without transmission in Global Tourism, too!

Renewable energy transmission lines are essential to reducing pollution, protecting climate, and preserving nature. Whole world is being revolutionized by transition of Energy sources and the way we generate and use energy. The green energy sources, and the new technology energy sources like Hydrogen use, etc. are now being announced as top priorities in the energy sectors. Green Deal will certainly move and force the energy sector even more towards green energy sources and high technology adaption. Coal-fired power is likely to leave the global electricity grid by the mid-2030s, if not earlier.

Transmission companies are forced to use as much locally produced manufactured green steel and components for transmission lines as possible. By doing so, technology has the potential to reduce a third of those emissions.

Tourism Industry has to pass through a transition period in order to achieve at least get close to climate change challenge:

 The phrase "There's no transition without transmission" suggests that for any change to happen, there must be a transfer or communication of information, ideas, or knowledge. In the context of global tourism, this can be applied in several ways:

1.    Communication: Encouraging effective communication between stakeholders in the tourism industry, including policymakers, businesses, and tourists themselves. This can include sharing best practices, success stories, and challenges.              

2.    The concept of Cognitive climate change in tourism refers to the shift in travelers' perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes towards sustainable tourism practices. It is a response to the growing concern about the negative impact of tourism on the environment and the need to adopt more sustainable practices. Cognitive climate change involves changing the way tourists think about travel and the impact of their choices on the environment. It will increase awareness about sustainable tourism practices, such as reducing waste, conserving energy, and water, and supporting local economies.

It also will help changing attitudes towards sustainable tourism, such as a willingness to pay more for sustainable travel options or choosing destinations based on their sustainability credentials.

  Cognitive climate change is important because it can lead to a positive impact on the environment and  local communities. When tourists become more aware of the impact of their choices, they are more  likely to make sustainable choices and support local businesses that have sustainable practices. By  raising awareness and  changing attitudes, it can lead to more sustainable tourism practices and a  positive impact on the  environment and local communities.

In summary, cognitive climate change refers to the shift in tourists' perceptions and attitudes towards sustainable tourism.

3.    Digital transformation:   The tourism industry is the first to adopt digital technologies to enhance the tourist experience and improve operational efficiency. Tourists can be informed and educated about sustainable tourism practices through marketing materials, online resources, and educational programs.

4.    Education: Providing education and training on sustainable tourism practices, to industry professionals. They can educate their employees, partners, and customers about sustainable tourism practices and the benefits of implementing them.

5.    Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement: Encouraging collaboration and facilitating knowledge sharing between tourism stakeholders in the tourism industry to share information, resources, and expertise on sustainable tourism practices.

6.    Policymakers: Governments and regulatory bodies can develop policies and frameworks that incentivize sustainable tourism practices and communicate them effectively to businesses and tourists.

7.    Crisis management:   The tourism industry is vulnerable to crises such as natural disasters, pandemics, and political instability. Effective crisis management requires timely and accurate communication and transmission of information to tourists, industry stakeholders, and local communities.


"There's no transition without transmission in global tourism" means that sustainable tourism practices cannot be achieved without effective communication and sharing of information on these practices across the tourism industry and to tourists themselves. To make a successful transition towards sustainability, information and knowledge must be transmitted and received by all stakeholders involved in tourism. This includes tourism sector, policymakers, and tourists themselves. Without effective transmission of information, it is difficult to achieve a transition towards sustainable tourism practices.


Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

UN and UNWTO led the way to establish a though guidance for Destinations and Tourism Industry to follow and run for their criteria set: The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).


The Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) was established under the leadership of the United Nations and the World Tourism Organization in order to reduce the environmental and ecological damages in tourism, to reduce the carbon footprint and to contribute to the sector without disturbing the ecological balances all over the world. It is essential to ensure that the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations are implemented in the tourism sector.

GSTC was established in 2007 with the following shareholding structure:

• Rainforest Alliance
• UNEP (UN Environment Programme)
• UN Foundation
• UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization)

GSTC acts as an accreditation body. It establishes and governs global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria. Therefore, maintaining environmental quality is a necessary factor for tourist destinations aiming at the sustainability of operations. With good governance and public policies that encourage and coordinate such activities, tourism is one of the activities that can be economically sustainable and attract funds from many global sources. GSTC Criteria are organized for 4 purposes:          

·      Sustainable management
·      Socioeconomic effects
·      Cultural influences
·      Environmental influences.


Architect Sinan (16th Century Ottoman Age genius architect)

Final word about our Ottoman Architect Sinan from 16th Century.

He probably is the first person applying recycling in full:

Sinan utilized aerodynamics ingeniously to address the issue of smoke and oxygen consumption caused by the abundant oil lamps and candles used for illuminating vast structures. By directing the smoke towards a filter chamber, they collected the soot, which was repurposed to create ink. This innovative approach not only ensured clean air outside, promoting sustainability but also provided a valuable raw material for calligraphy ink when mixed and stirred appropriately.



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