This study identifies the status of sustainable tourism practices among MN tourism industry organizations & if/what changes have occurred since 2007.
Tourism is an $11.9 billion industry in Minnesota and supports almost 240,000 jobs (Explore Minnesota, 2013).
Sustainable tourism “takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities” (WTO 2005).
Building knowledge about the current state of sustainable tourism in Minnesota will provide information to effectively: design and distribute needed resources, identify where opportunities lie to improve sustainable practices, and identify barriers to sustainable practice implementation.
Barker, Renee; Schneider, Ingrid E..
STATE OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN MINNESOTA: 2013 INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF WATER & ENERGY PRACTICES.
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