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UNESCOs VMAST + 'How-To' guides

UNESCOs Toolkit

UNESCOs World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Programme offers a toolkit currently including two different resources: 10 'How-To' guides and the VMAST. But how does these resources complement each other and how can they be combined to improve practice?

How-To guides

A step-by-step process for site managers.

  • Guides 1-4 establish the basic foundations for sustainable tourism.
  • Guides 5-10 are tailored to more specific issues, which will have greater relevance at some sites than at others.
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A self-assessment and strategy development tool. Focus on how to manage tourism for protection of heritage and localisation of the UNSDGs. 4 goals, 40 management objectives, more than 200 target indicators.



Connecting practice

Information about project and outcomes from combining the two resources coming soon.

Call To Action coming soon