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Tourism 2030 - a SDG2030 partnership

In partnership with the European Environment Agency EEA, UN WTO and UNEP the ECOTRANS organisation since 2004 has developed and administrated the DestiNet portal for sustainable tourism information: as UN registered “Partnership for Sustainable Development” DestiNet has served as public information sharing platform for all tourism stakeholders and networks from local to global level who are working for making tourism more sustainable. Since 2015 DestiNet is registered as SDG partnership. In 2017 the DestiNet Portal for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism has been re-launched as Tourism 2030.

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 Connecting Sustainable Tourism

Tourism 2030 is an independent portal which brings together the global community of people and organisations working for making tourism more sustainable.Tourism 2030 leads you to helpful organisations and information sources, potential partners for exchange and collaboration, tools and good practice examples, sustainable tourism certification programmes and their certified products and services world wide.Tourism 2030 offers a free Knowledge Base and set of DestiNet Services for making tourism more sustainable.

Tourism 2030 - DestiNet Services is managed by ECOTRANS - an independent not-for-profit European network of experts and organisations who are working since 1993 for making tourism more sustainable.



History 2002 - 2015: DestiNet - a UN "Partnership for Sustainable Development"

Committed to make tourism more sustainable



DestiNet was originally designed in 2002 to present and disseminate the results of the Sustainable Tourism Information Portal (European Environment Agency - EEA) and the Network Evolution for Sustainable Tourism - NEST (Nordic Industrial Fund). The Portal definition was finally oriented by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which developed an Agenda 21 policy line that included tourism (Item 43 of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation). In response to this, the European Environment Agency and ECOTRANS formed a public-private partnership for the further development of DestiNet.  The partnership was registered in 2004 as a "UN Type II Partnership for Sustainable Development".

Since 2005 ECOTRANS, as executive directors of the partnership,  has developed the coherent international content structure and has feeded DestiNet with information. EEA has further developed the technical content management system and the design. In 2006 the World Tourism Organisation WTO and the United Nations Environment Programme joined the partnership.

Further support for its development has recently been given by the European Union - CIP programme - in the FASTLAIN Project, which promotes research to market-place innovation processes for competitiveness and sustainability in tourism regions through ICT-based knowledge networking. Currently DestiNet is in use in over 20 countries, with a growing global information and knowledge networking coverage.

In 2015 DestiNet joined the new SDG Partnership network to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, above all to the Goal 12 of "ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns" in tourism.