United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner unveiled the first-ever international sustainable tourism standards at the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources held in Barcelona, Spain. “Sustainability is just like the old business adage: ‘you don’t encroach on the principal, you live off the interest’,” said Turner. The new benchmark pooled existing sustainable tourism practices from across the globe to develop common guidelines for businesses, consumers, governments, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions. (United Nations Foundation)

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