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Sustainable Tourism Implementation Toolkit

Publication date:
Mar 2021





To complement the Handbook on Sustainable Tourism Implementation, this toolkit of practical resources aims to assist NTOs with the implementation of sustainable tourism schemes. It is intended to support both those NTOs considering a national certification scheme, and those who are not, to advance national efforts to improve sustainability outcomes.

This table provides an overview of the tools:

  Tool Description
1 Sustainability Explained & Global Forces PowerPoint Slides Presentation illustrating the main sustainable tourism concepts and global agendas
2A Background Information Guidance Glossary of terms, key organisations and milestones
2B Additional Resources Weblinks Guidance Links organised by sustainable tourism themes
3 GSTC Certification Bodies and Standards Guidance Explanation and examples
4. Tourism Stakeholders Infographic Tourism stakeholders by category
5. Researching National Needs Guidance Guiding principles to support with process
6. Building a Scenario Guidance Factors and options to consider when building scenarios of potential models
7. Slovenia Case Study Case Study Infographic illustrating Slovenia national model
8. Public Call Infographic Tips for launching a public call for participation
9. Types of Activities for Targeted Development Guidance Guidance for determining activities that will support achievement of goals
10. Capacity Building Guidance Guiding principles for building capacity of tourism stakeholders
11. Recruiting External Support Infographic Tips for recruiting external / specialist support
12. Workshop Programme Infographic Illustration of workshop programme for implementation of national certification scheme
13. Monitoring & Evaluation Guidance Guiding principles for monitoring and evaluation of sustainable tourism programmes
14. Marketing Sustainability PowerPoint slides Principles for sustainable tourism marketing and promotion with researched examples

Tool 1: Sustainability Explained

Tool 1 - Knowledge Booster 1 - Sustainability Explained


Tool 2A: Background Information

Tool 2A - Background Information


Tool 2B: Additional Resources Weblinks

Tool 2B - Additional Resources Web Links


Tool 3: GSTC Certification Bodies and Standards

Tool 3 - GSTC Certification Bodies and Standards


Tool 4: Stakeholder infographic

Tool 4 - Stakeholder Infographic


Tool 5: Researching National Needs

Tool 5 - Researching National Needs


Tool 6: Build a Scenario

Tool 6 - Build a scenario


Tool 7: Slovenia Case Study

Tool 7 - Slovenia Case Study


Tool 8: Public Call

Tool 8 - Public Call


Tool 9: Types of activities for targeted development

Tool 9 - Types of activities for targeted development


Tool 10: Capacity Building

Tool 10 - Capacity Building


Tool 11: Recruiting External Support

Tool 11 - Recruiting External support


Tool 12: Workshops

Tool 12 - Workshops


Tool 13: Monitoring & Evaluation

Tool 13 - Monitoring & Evaluation


Tool 14: Marketing Sustainability

Tool 14 - Knowledge Booster 2 - Marketing Sustainability