Sustainable tourism industry needs third party certification

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As tourists are becoming increasingly conscious of their carbon footprint and the impact they have on the destinations they visit, the industry has been placing more emphasis on sustainability. However, knowing which claims are authentic and which are ‘green wash’ can be difficult.

Dr David Randle, director of sustainable tourism at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability and managing director of the Waves of Change Blue Community initiative, and Dr Reese Halter, a conservation biologist, author and educator, argue that third party certification is needed to address this issue.

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