Martinoska, Simona and Sekulovska, Mirjana and Rakichevikj, Gabriela (2017) SUSTAINABLE TOURISM STANDARDS IN THE FUNCTION OF KNOWLEDGE FOR QUALITY. In: KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICE.

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Today, tourism is undoubtedly the driving force behind the development, which is reflected in the possibility of opening new jobs, new destinations and new investments. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism is a fast growing industry in international framework, which is constantly growing, with tendency to keep this trend in the future. Of course, this development, which means traveling for a huge number of people internationally and their stay outside the place of residence for a certain period of time, means the utilization of certain resources that can not withstand this pressure for a longer period of time and begin to devastate . That is why the concept of sustainable development that seeks a way for the reasonable use of all resources in order to preserve them for the next generations, has also found its application in tourism, which has developed the concept of sustainable tourism. This concept is based on the basic principles of sustainability and means achieving a balance between them, which according to the World Tourism Organization is determined by: Optimizing the use of resources in the environment, respecting the social and cultural authenticity of the population, protecting its cultural heritage and traditional values, contributing to intercultural understanding and tolerance, and ensuring sustainable, long-term operation, which will accomplish the social and economic benefits for all stakeholders, as well as stable employment and income, social services to the local population and contributing to poverty alleviation. Many useful tools as an approach to achieving sustainability are the standards for sustainable development. Sustainable tourism standards represent knowledge that is transmitted and has direct or indirect impact on all stakeholders in the complex network of stakeholders in the concept of sustainable tourism, especially when it comes to sustainability standards for destinations, but also in all other domains of the complex structure of the industry. The process of their adoption allows one to contribute in a systematic way to sustainability, whereby all participants in the complex network of stakeholders in the sustainable tourism concept receive support and knowledge about it. Sustainable tourism standards in the international frame have reached a level of development that has resulted in their institutional systematization and the need for accreditation.
Key words: Tourism, sustainability, standards, development

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Bojan Sekulovski
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 09:30

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