Sustainable Development Series, 2014
Universities of Geneva and Bern
United Nations Environment Program
Mountain regions around the world are important tourist destinations. Virtually everywhere, tourists acknowledge the special qualities and attraction of mountains areas. For many mountain communities, tourism has become a vital economic resource, generating jobs and incomes and supporting traditional systems that otherwise face acute economic pressures.
It features lessons learned and recommendations of use to policymakers, development experts, businesses, and academics involved in the development of tourism in mountain areas. It aims to enable mountain communities to learn from each other’s experiences by sharing innovative, inspirational ideas from around the world that further promote sustainable forms of mountain tourism.