INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY
The paper analyses international legal framework for tourism sustainability. Although international legal norms in this area do not have obligatory character they are considered as fundamental rules for policy makers and economic subjects in tourism industry all over the world. Their legal strength stems from their ethical grounds on which they have been built. Special attention in this paper is devoted to basic principles of Agenda 21 for the Travel & Tourism Industry and Global Code of Ethics for Tourism which deal with the issue of sustainability. Based on these legal sources of international law, new resolutions and declarations have emerged attempting to address the challenges of growing complex problems of tourism sustainability.
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