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Africa Travel Association Views: 10835
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The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the premiere international travel industry trade association, promoting tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel and partnership since 1975. ATA membership includes African Ministries of Tourism, Tourism Boards, airlines, hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, media, public relations firms, NGOs, and other individuals actively engaged in the promotion of travel to the African continent

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Views: 10860
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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) was established as a statistical agency in 1992. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 created BTS to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. BTS brings a greater degree of coordination, comparability, and quality standards to transportation data, and facilitates in the closing of important data gaps. On February 20, 2005, BTS became a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). RITA is composed of BTS, the former Research Office of the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (formerly with RSPA), Transportation Safety Institute (formerly with RSPA), and Office of Intermodalism (formerly with the Office of the Secretary). BTS is headed by a Director, appointed by the Secretary of Transportation, and the Director reports to the RITA Administrator.

Centre for Recreation and Tourism Studies Views: 10849
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Most of the research of the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Studies takes place under the auspices of the Mansholt Institute of Wageningen Agricultural University. This research institute endeavours to contribute to the development of sustainable and prosperous agriculture, an effective and efficient agricultural business sector and a livable society in rural areas. The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Studies contributes mostly to the latter aspect, by providing specific knowledge in the field of recreation and tourism.

Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute Views: 10842
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The Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute is a specialist research and teaching unit within Nottingham University Business School. The mission of the Institute is to undertake high quality research and engage in research-led teaching in order to contribute to policy formation by business, governments and international organisations.

ECOTRANS Views: 10872
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ECOTRANS is a European network of experts and organisations in Tourism, Environment and regional development, who are seeking to promote good practice in the field of sustainable Tourism.

European Cities Marketing Views: 10858
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European Cities Marketing is the network of City Tourist Offices and Convention Bureaus. The leading network for sharing expertise, working together on an operational level, and having business opportunities.

European Travel Commission Views: 10927
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The main objectives of the European Travel Commission are to: Promote Europe as an attractive tourist destination; Assist member NTOs to exchange knowledge and work collaboratively; Provide industry partners and other interested parties with easy access to material & statistics regarding inbound tourism to Europe.

European Union of Tourist Officers Views: 10843
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The European Union of Tourist Officers (Europäischer Verband für Tourismus-Fachleute / Union Européenne des Cadres du Tourisme) (EUTO) formally came into being on the 3rd October 1975. Euto fosters networking between tourism professionals in Europe working in the public and private sectors either at a national, regional or local level.

First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards Views: 10848
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The First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards recognise individuals, companies and organisations in the travel industry that are making a significant commitment to the culture and economies of local communities, and are providing a positive contribution to the environment and biodiversity conservation.

Futureconsult Views: 10872
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Futureconsult specialises in the creation of future scenarios for strategy development. It consults on long term vision and strategy development.

GESAMP Views: 10849
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The Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) is an advisory body, established in 1969, that advises the United Nations (UN) system on the scientific aspects of marine environmental protection.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC Views: 10867
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It is currently finalizing its Fourth Assessment Report "Climate Change 2007", also referred to as AR4. The reports by the three Working Groups provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the current state of knowledge on climate change. The Synthesis Report integrates the information around six topic areas.

International Air Transport Association Views: 10854
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IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 250 airlines comprising 94% of the international scheduled air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

International Ecotourism Society Views: 10870
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TIES promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people by: a) creating an international network of individuals, institutions and the tourism industry; b) educating tourists and tourism professionals and c) influencing the tourism industry, public institutions and donors to integrate the principles of ecotourism into their operations and policies

Mountain Partnership Views: 10918
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The Mountain Partnership is a voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world. Launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002, the Mountain Partnership taps the wealth and diversity of resources, information, knowledge, and expertise of its members to support positive change in mountain areas. Presently, 47 countries, 15 intergovernmental organizations and 82 major groups (e.g. civil society, NGOs and the private sector) are members.

OECD Climate Change Views: 10903
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Global climate change is one of the key concerns of the 21st century, with serious implications for economies, societies and the environment. A central challenge is the integration of climate policy objectives into other sectoral policy areas.

OECD Tourism Committee Views: 10839
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With OECD countries contributing some 70% of world tourism trade, the OECD Tourism Committee is in a unique position to serve as an international forum for co-ordinating policies and actions. The OECD is the only global forum for discussions of tourism policies among industrialised countries. Once a year, the OECD brings together senior policy makers in the tourism area to discuss major industry developments, takes action when required, assembles material on policies and contributes to the work of other parts of the OECD. The OECD Tourism Committee also co-operates with the World Tourism Organisation, the European Union and the International Labour Organisation. It engages in dialogue with non-member countries, and provides a forum for discussion with industry, academia and other groups through consultation and seminars. In 1971, the Committee created a Statistical Working Party whose main purpose is to provide Member countries with appropriate background material on which to base policy-making discussions and decisions. The Statistical Working Party meets once a year.

Office of Travel and Tourism Industries Views: 10854
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Tourism Industries functions as the U.S. federal tourism office. A core responsibility is to collect, analyze, and disseminate international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. As a result TI is charged with managing, improving, and expanding the system to fully account and report the impact of travel and tourism in the United States. The following statistical programs constitute the international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System.

Pacific Asia Travel Association Views: 10883
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PATA - a non-profit travel trade association serving government tourist offices, airlines, hotels and other travel-related companies.

Switzerland Tourism Views: 10853
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Switzerland Tourism is the national marketing and sales organization for Switzerland.

Tourism Recreation Research Views: 10881
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This international tourism journal is focused on research problems in various recreational environments and hence adopts a multidisciplinary approach. TRR is a refereed (peer – reviewed) publication and is published thrice a year. Almost all its issues are thematically oriented and are guest edited by learned scholars possessing rich expertise in their respective spheres of tourism knowledge.

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The website of TOURISM-FUTURES.ORG provides a wide range of news and information regarding various interdisciplinary aspects of tourism and travel.

Travel and Tourism Research Association Views: 10900
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The Travel and Tourism Research Association is an international professional organization comprised of providers and users of travel and tourism research which serves as a primary resource to the travel and tourism industry. As the global leader, TTRA promotes the education, application and integration of quality travel and tourism research and marketing information.

Travel Industry Association Views: 10844
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The TIA Foundation was established in 1990 to benefit the entire U.S. travel industry through educational and research activities. A Portrait of Travel Industry Employment in the U.S. Economy* - comprehensive, landmark study on the U.S. travel and tourism industry's capacity to create jobs - is an example of research published by the TIA Foundation.

UN Atlas of the Oceans Views: 10865
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The Atlas is an information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability.

UNEP's Tourism Programme Views: 10847
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UNEP, as an intergovernmental organization, assists governments to produce effective policies and implementation programmes. From multilateral environmental agreements to national governments, through local authorities and regional organizations, UNEP's Tourism Programme provides support by developing principles and offering technical assistance to destination management organizations interested in using the Local Agenda 21 frameworks and by producing environmental standards.

United Nations Forum on Forests - UNFF Views: 10858
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The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Views: 10864
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Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. Recently, a number of nations have approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies and their Bureau.

World Conservation Union Views: 10841
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The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 83 States, 110 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The World Conservation Union is a multicultural, multilingual organization with 1100 staff located in 40 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.

World Tourism Organization UNWTO/OMT Views: 10873
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how.

World Travel & Tourism Council - WTTC Views: 10872
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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism. WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries, employing approximately 231 million people and generating over 10.4 per cent of world GDP.

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