As part of the Crisis Resource Center, PATA’s Tourism Destination Resilience (TDR) programme enables destinations to withstand adversity and bounce forward from crises and disasters. Tourism Destination Resilience is essential for sustainability. Without resilience, years of progress in regenerating an ecosystem or eliminating poverty could be lost in one disaster. This is why we advocate that for a tourism destination to be sustainable, it must first be resilient.
Presenter: Graham Harper, Advisor, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) manages the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. GSTC offers its members exclusive webinars on a regular basis. www.gstcouncil.org