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  1. World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Promoting and Preserving World Heritage Through Sustainable Tourism

  2. The Grand Canyon, USA Taj Mahal, India Mt. Everest, Nepal Serengeti, Tanzania Stonehenge Historic Center, Mexico City What’s Special About These Places?

  3. Costa Rica’s own special places Area de Conservacion Guanacaste Talamanca Range- La Amistad Cocos Island National Park

  4. UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  5. The impacts of tourism

  6. Visiting or contributing?

  7. Making a difference

  8. Sustainable Tourism Model Travel Industry Sustainable Tourism Governments (UNESCO) Travelers Communities

  9. World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Governing Body 21 Associate Partners 27 Industry Members

  10. WHA Destinations

  11. WHA Members

  12. WHA Associate Partners

  13. Transform Business Practices

  14. Employee Involvement

  15. Support Local Communities

  16. Engage Travelers

  17. Friends of World Heritage

  18. Who should get involved in WHA? • Appropriate WHA members and partners • Forward-minded tourism companies that are willing to advance their sustainability commitment • Associate Partners that offer expert knowledge, resources or access that strengthens the WHA model • Membership Criteria • Must have an impact on World Heritage sites • Priority is given to industry members and associate partners located within WHA destinations • Must be in good legal standing and demonstrate a commitment to the WHA Principles

  19. Advantages to WHA Membership • An opportunity to give back to communities and our destinations • Network of local, national and international stakeholders • Marketing incentive via WHA • Tools- Performance evaluation, communication materials • Position of leadership

  20. Take the first step… Fill out an application www.worldheritagealliance.org Contact Erika Harms Executive Director of Sustainable Development eharms@unfoundation.org We hope to hear from you soon!