NALAS Position Paper “SEE Tourism Goes Local”

SEE Tourism Goes Local- web-1The purpose of this Position Paper is to a) build a common understanding of what is sustainable tourism development at local level in South Eastern Europe (SEE); b) encourage sustainable tourism planning and development across SEE through deploying the potential of the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South East Europe (NALAS); c) build a common reference point for local municipalities and local government associations (LGA’s), recognizing tourism as a relevant economic option which, in order to be successful, needs to be carefully planned and managed for continuous use in the future while still bringing benefits to the present.

Building on the opportunities provided by the steady growth of international tourism, the Position Paper presents the vision, general principles, objectives, actions and recommendations to encourage the implementation of sound policies by municipalities and LGAs. It also strives to help NALAS to disseminate its practice throughout the SEE in line with its principles of promotion of the process of decentralisation in South-East Europe and carrying out regional initiatives.

SEE Tourism Goes Local (PDF Document)