Sustainable Tourism

We are the First One Planet Living® Sustainable City in Florida!

One Planet Living® encompasses 10 easy-to-grasp principles along with detailed goals and guidance. "Together, these provide a clear, practical routemap to create a sustainability action plan for any organization that can engage hearts as well as minds," according to the One Planet Living® website. New Smyrna Beach is the first city to join One Planet Living® online eco-system to address the sustainability efforts by Visit NSB and local partners. Your business can join the efforts and start making a difference on the environmental impact of Florida and the world. 

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What is Sustainable Tourism?

Sustainable tourism, one that establishes a suitable balance between the environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, plays an important role in conserving biodiversity. It attempts to minimize its impact on the environment and local culture so that it will be available for future generations, while contributing to generate income, employment, and the conservation of local ecosystems.

Sustainable tourism provides crucial economic incentives for habitat protection. Revenues from visitor spending are often channelled back into nature conservation or capacity building programmes for local communities to manage protected areas.

Furthermore, tourism can be a key vehicle in raising awareness and fostering positive behaviour change for biodiversity conservation among the millions of people travelling the globe every year.

Source: World Tourism Organization

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