Global Sustainable Tourism Review


by Tim Willmott : Comments Off on Global Sustainable Tourism Review

How green, clean and responsible is your holiday destination?

QualityCoast have produced a data visualisation of the sustainability of tourist destinations. On the basis of the QualityCoast BasiQ database of 1000 tourism destinations they have made a first presentation of most of these destinations.

The database presents visible aspects of sustainability as experienced by visitors (tourists) locally, and from internet sources. Municipalities were invited to check statistical data.

Scores are higher when the destination has proved that its policy meets the UN standard  for sustainable tourism destinations.
The assessments are based upon the following data and sources:

  • Data from local, regional and national authorities: ca. 50%.
  • Data collected from Google Earth, Google Maps and Statistical databases: ca. 40%.
  • Visitor reviews and Expert assessments: ca. 10%.

For a detailed overview please check the document Data Composition and Sources.

QualityCoast Programme
c/o EUCC, P.O. Box 11232
NL-2301 EE Leiden, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 71 5122900
Fax: +31 (0) 71 5124069


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