• Community Sense of Place Community Sense of Place Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development: A Sustainable Approach
  • Climate, Weather, and Tourism Climate, Weather, and Tourism Tourism destinations and their individual tourism businesses are all vying for tourists at their respective locations.
  • Engagement and Community Engagement and Community In partnership with the Office of Engagement, Innovation, and Economic Development.
  • Rural Tourism Rural Tourism Sustaining rural America is one of today's pressing issues.
  • RESET RESET Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • US Travel Care Code US Travel Care Code The United States Travel Care Code has been developed and is managed by the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
  • RETI RETI The Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative
  • Tourism and Entrepreneurship Tourism and Entrepreneurship Developing the local tourism industry as part of an economic development strategy.

Business Resources: Checklists


General Checklist

Sustainability is a growing trend in all industries and is now finding its way into mainstream tourism. The categories discussed in this checklist are offered for consideration as to where you might incorporate sustainability within your tourism business, in developing government policy, or in your personal life.



A growing number of consumers are now including sustainability as part of their travel decisions.  These travelers not only want to know the accommodations they choose to stay at are green, but what specific sustainable practices have been implemented.  This checklist can help provide a framework to clearly state to your potential guests how green your accommodations are.


Food Service

Green is the new hot trend in the food world.  From local vegetables to reducing utility bills, adopting sustainable practices offer opportunities to increase the competitiveness of any food service business.  Examining this checklist provides a number of options that you can implement to stand out from the crowd.


Conference and Events

Green has gone from a perk to a standard in today’s business climate. Local or international, for-profit or nonprofit , large or small, organizations of all types are all examining how green their corporate image is and providing a green meeting facility is one of the best techniques to take advantage of this new trend.  Examining this checklist can help develop an accurate list of what sustainable practices your facility can offer, which will increase the competitiveness of any meeting bid.

Sustainable Tourism | Business Resources | Checklists

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