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Recognising Sustainability in Tourism

Cover_219_PSU_Policy Brief_Sustainable Tourism
Published Date February 2019
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 12233
Pages 8
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Demand for sustainable tourism has been on the rise, and with it came exaggerated sustainability claims – also known as “greenwashing”. This policy brief addresses the issue by examining the use of environmental certifications to address greenwashing and of accreditation in regulating these certifications. It also attempts to look at the possible role APEC can play in this.