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New Australia South West Joins UNWTO INSTO

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO).

The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development.

The Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASWTO) is the first of its kind in the country and will be hosted by the Tourism Research Cluster of Curtin University supporting the formulation and implementation of sustainable tourism policies, strategies and management processes through continuous and systematic monitoring of sustainability indicators.

Welcoming the announcement, Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general, UNWTO said, “Sustainable Tourism Observatories play a key role in helping destinations monitor tourist arrivals and then manage them in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. We are delighted to welcome the first Australian observatory into our growing global network and I am confident we will be able to work together to advance responsible, sustainable tourism across the South-West region of Australia.”