World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Promoting and Preserving World Heritage Through Sustainable Tourism
The Grand Canyon, USA Taj Mahal, India Mt. Everest, Nepal Serengeti, Tanzania Stonehenge Historic Center, Mexico City What’s Special About These Places?
Costa Rica’s own special places Area de Conservacion Guanacaste Talamanca Range- La Amistad Cocos Island National Park
Sustainable Tourism Model Travel Industry Sustainable Tourism Governments (UNESCO) Travelers Communities
World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Governing Body 21 Associate Partners 27 Industry Members
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
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
Take the first step… Fill out an application www.worldheritagealliance.org Contact Erika Harms Executive Director of Sustainable Development email@example.com We hope to hear from you soon!