Second Expert Group Meeting World Heritage Periodic Reporting UNESCO Headquarters 22-23 January 2007. Statistical and sustainability indicators concerning tourism. Mr. Gabor Vereczi Sustainable Development of Tourism World Tourism Organization. C - - 39 - - 38 - - 37 - - 36 - - 35 - - -.
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World Heritage Periodic Reporting
22-23 January 2007
Statistical and sustainability indicators concerning tourism
Mr. Gabor VerecziSustainable Development of TourismWorld Tourism Organization
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A “thermometer” of tourism sustainabilityfor destinations
Alert: remedial action!!
Caution: preventive measures!
OK, doing well
basic tools for tourism planning, management and monitoring
Sustainability indicators are information sets which are formally selected for a regular use to measure changes in key assets and issues of tourism destinations and sites.
Good indicators: easy to measure and understand
Use of alternative, approximate measures if needed
Start with a smaller set, develop capacities gradually
Managers are surrounded by indicators
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Sustainability or tourism management issue
Definition of Indicator, method of calculation
Frequency of data collection and reporting
Objectives, targets (desired trends)
Actions to reach targets (including improvements in indicator)
White Dear Cave College destinations
Commercial incursion, visual pollution of landscape
Indicator: number of commercial signs visible from scenic viewpoints
How many tourists are too many? destinations
A key quality concept with different dimensions:-Environmental-Cultural-Social-Psychological-Infrastructural-Management
Different types of users, forms, needs
Dynamic, depends on management
Visitor management models
Sydney Quarantine Station (Australia): destinations
Tourism Optimization Management Model (TOMM)
Perception by tourists and host communities destinations
Computer-generated photos illustrating a range of use levels
Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP) method
Integrated approach to congestion management: destinations
Actions at 3 levels, along the tourism supply chain
Indicators for sustainable tourism destinationsat cultural heritage sitesControlling use intensity
Strenghten site manager’s capacities in monitoring and reporting for more regular use (daily operations, annual evaluations)