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Downloadable Publications, Tools and Presentations

Logic Table to address Sustaining Human Habitation of the Planet relative to the threat(s) associated with Climate Change (2016)
Sustainable Destinations Indicators and Observatories: Informing the Sustainable Development of Tourism Destinations (UNWTO Madrid 2013)
Criteria Indicators and Performance Measures: Informing Sustainable Development of Tourism Destinations (2013)
Cruises, Seas and Ports of Call - Sailing toward sustainability: Managing the Impacts of Cruise Tourism (2012)
Tourism that Doesn’t Cost the Earth: Can we make the world’s largest industry respect the limits? (2011)
Risk Management and the Science of Decisions (2010)
Best Practice in Green Certification (2010)
Barriers and Opportunities for Delivery of Sustainable Solutions: Lessons from the Field (2009)
Tourist Desiderata (2006)
Managing Cruise Ship Impacts: Guidelines for Current and Potential Destination Communities (2006)
Best Environmental Practices for Resorts (2005)
Presentation: Sustainable Development, Risk Management and Indicators for Tourism Destinations (2005)
Presentation: The Development of Adaptation Plans/Strategies (2004)
Presentation: Indicators of Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations (2004)
Presentation: Plan and Market the Tourism YOU Want - The Facts of Tourism for Small Communities (2002)
Governance for Tourism - Coping with Tourism in Impacted Destinations (1998)
Challenges to the Tourism Sector for the Coming Decade (1992)
The Sustainable Tourism Pyramid

For information on available free copies of selected presentations and publications (e.g. Governance for Tourism, Indicators of Sustainability, Carrying Capacity for Tourism) contact Tourisk by e-mail at: tourisk@rogers.com



Logic Table to address Sustaining Human Habitation of the Planet relative to the threat(s) associated with Climate Change

Prepared initially for CACOR by Ted Manning with input from David Dougherty and Ian Whyte (2016).
Click here to download the pdf document <805 KB>

An overwhelming majority of scientists, governments and the public agree that there is significant risk associated with global warming and that efforts to limit warming to under 2 degrees Celsius will be essential to avoid unacceptable outcomes. This document does not address any precise targets but instead examines the logical components of a solution which may allow the achievement of any target and also to address actions needed to cope with change.

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Sustainable Destinations Indicators and Observatories: Informing the Sustainable Development of Tourism Destinations
UNWTO Madrid 2013
by: Dr. Ted Manning, Tourisk Inc.
Click here to download the pdf document <3,818 KB>



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Criteria Indicators and Performance Measures: Informing Sustainable Development of Tourism Destinations
Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, ITB Berlin 2013.
by: Dr. Ted Manning, Tourisk Inc.
Click here to download the pdf document <2,494 KB>

This presentation shows the lessons from work on UINWTO indicators and on criteria of sustainability for GSTC which can be used to develop review processes for sustainability at the project level.

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Cruises, Seas and Ports of Call - Sailing toward sustainability: Managing the Impacts of Cruise Tourism
Responsible Tourism Webinar Sept 2012.
by: Dr. Ted Manning, Tourisk Inc.
Click here to download the pdf document <7,752 KB>

This presentation addresses the issues faced by the cruise industry and by destinations trying to manage the impacts and realize the potentials of cruise tourism.

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Tourism that Doesn’t Cost the Earth: Can we make the world’s largest industry respect the limits?
Presentation to the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome, Ottawa 2011.
by: Dr. Ted Manning, Tourisk Inc.
Click here to download the pdf document <13,855 KB>

This presentation explores strategies which are able to make tourism a more sustainable industry at all scales.

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Risk Management and the Science of Decisions
Presentation to the Club of Rome Annual General Meeting Winterthur Switzerland, 2010.
by: Dr. Ted Manning, Tourisk Inc.
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Best Practice in Green Certification
Ted Manning, President Tourisk Inc. and Maya Amad, World Wildlife Fund (Canada) 2005, revised 2010
Click here to download the pdf document <411 KB>

Description

This document shows in tabular form how several of the premier certification standards compare when arrayed against the key criteria for sustainable tourism including Green Globe 21, Certification for Sustainable Tourism (Central America), Audubon Green Leaf (Canada), Green Tourism Business Scheme (UK - Scotland), The Swan Ecolabel (Nordic) and Blue Flag (Caribbean). This table was prepared by Tourisk Inc. and World Wildlife Fund (Canada).

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Barriers and Opportunities for Delivery of Sustainable Solutions: Lessons from the Field
Ted Manning, President Tourisk Inc. 2009
Click here to download the pdf document <560 KB>

Description

This paper was the keynote address to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Conference on Potential Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology: Fostering Safe Innovation-led Growth, Paris France, July 15-17, 2009. The rapid growth of nanotechnology has brought issues of its introduction and control to the forefront. Early research shows that many materials can be made which have entirely altered properties, and a great range of potential uses. Thousands of products now contain nano-materials; these include building materials, electronic components, cosmetics, food products and monitoring systems. Some nano-products seem to have properties not unlike those of asbestos fibres which are similar in size to nano-tubes. For most, both the range of applications and risks has yet to be determined. The Challenge is to find ways to make the best use of this suite of new technologies in support of human goals, while making certain that undue risks are controlled and undesirable outcomes prevented. The Paris Conference marked one of the first times that the scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and potential users came together to address these issues and seek sustainable solutions.

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Tourist Desiderata
Tourisk Inc. and Wild International 2006
Click here to download the pdf document <44 KB>

Description

The Tourist Desiderata has been prepared by Margo Manning and Ted Manning of Tourisk Inc. and Carolyn Wild of Wild International as a stimulus for tourists and destinations to think about what tourists want, and what hosts need to consider. It is provided both in poetic and bureaucratic language, as tourism is not just an industry, but one which deals inherently in images and experiences.

Based on research and consultations in more than 60 countries, this compilation was begun based on work associated with the resurrection of tourism around the Black Sea in the early 1990s, and expanded through workshops and observations regarding tourism in new and mature destinations in Latin America, the Caribbean, South and East Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America. What is clear is that without a number of basics in place, communities and destinations can neither attract tourism nor maintain and sustain it. The practical form of the list is divided into two categories: essentials (which must be in place for any tourism to come) and desirables – which contribute to the ability of destinations to retain tourism and build upon it.

The included list takes the desiderata one step further – in what is essentially an applied tool which can help destinations to determine how they fare relative to the Desiderata.

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Managing Cruise Ship Impacts: Guidelines for Current and Potential Destination Communities
Ted Manning, President Tourisk Inc. 2006
Click here to download the pdf document <435 KB>

Description

The cruise ship industry is one of the largest components of tourism and is experiencing rapid growth. Cruise lines are seeking new routes and ports. Each year, the average size of ships is larger, with many carrying more than 2000 passengers and 1000 crew. At the same time, smaller ships (and some larger ones) are able to bring tourists to new ports which were previously inaccessible or off the beaten path. While there are clearly benefits to be gained from cruise ship visits, there are also issues which destinations must consider, to optimize benefits and reduce negative impacts of cruise ship visits.

Destinations are not equal. The unique situation of each destination dictates how attractive it is likely to be to a cruise line. This also relates directly to the leverage that a destination may have in dealings with potential and current cruise operators.

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Best Environmental Practices for Resorts
Ted Manning, President Tourisk Inc. December 2005
Based on work in Maldives, Thailand, the Caribbean, and African coastal destinations on the development and evaluation of proposals for new resorts
Click here to download the pdf document <33 KB>

Description

The purpose of this guideline is to identify best practice – based on review procedures for resort development in fragile destinations. The empirical review criteria are based on actual evaluations of several hundred winning and losing proposals in several competitions and published models/cases of best practice for new resorts including empirical assessments based on three different proposal evaluation/design rating procedures done in three continents.

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Sustainable Development, Risk Management and Indicators for Tourism Destinations
Presented at Nagaoka Japan - November 2005
by: Dr Edward W. Manning
Click here to download the pdf document <4,149 KB>

Contents

 Tourism and Risk
 WTO Indicators Program
 Applications of Indicators to Risk-Prone Destinations
 Lessons from Phuket and the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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The Development of Adaptation Plans/Strategies
Building Climate Change Adaptation into your Programs and Projects at National and Local Levels
Tourisk Inc. 2004
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Indicators of Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations
Presented at Washington DC - 2004
by: Dr Edward W. Manning
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Plan and Market the Tourism YOU Want
The Facts of Tourism for Small Communities
Presented at Camrose Alberta - 2002
by: Dr Edward W. Manning
Click here to download the pdf document <3,099 KB>

Contents

 Why will they come, and why will they stay?
 Why this community?– realistic assessment of your assets.
 Do you have a real niche?
 Can you build on several assets?
 Do events count?
 Competition and advantage.
 Are you tourism ready?
 Winning tactics for the real world.

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Governance for Tourism
Coping with Tourism in Impacted Destinations
Centre for a Sustainable Future - June 1998
by: Dr Edward W. Manning with the assistance of Stacey Prieur, Tourism Consultant
Click here to download the pdf document <764 KB>

Abstract

The rapid growth of tourism, now one of the largest industries on the planet, brings new challenges to host governments. For many of the world’s nations tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange and one of the strongest agents of change affecting their society and economy.

Small island nations, fragile coastal and mountain ecosystems and native cultures are among the most heavily targeted destinations. In many small nations, tourists outnumber nationals in peak seasons. Ratios greater than ten to one of tourists to locals are common at popular beach destinations and cultural sites. Few of the world’s nations are well prepared for the significant impacts of a rapidly growing tourism industry.

This paper addresses the specific challenges associated with the characteristics and impact of the tourism sector. It also examines some of the emerging models and success stories that may assist nations in using tourism as a positive engine of sustainable development at national and regional scales.

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Challenges to the Tourism Sector for the Coming Decade
Challenge Statement: Globe '92 Tourism Stream
Vancouver, Canada, March 1992

Click here to download the pdf document <28 KB>

Description

This document is one of the first comprehensive attempts to define the role of the tourism sector and the challenges facing the industry in following a path to sustainability. Nearly two decades later, it still provides a comprehensive baseline of issues and solutions relevant to the establishment of sustainable tourism.

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The Sustainable Tourism Pyramid
Building Blocks for Sustainable Tourism
by: Dr Edward W. Manning
Click here to download the jpg file <468 KB>






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