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USTUD – Uluslararası Sürdürülebilir Turizm Derneği

Our Story

What makes tourism alluring is its contribution to social and economic life. On the contrary, the pollution, deterioration and unplanned consumption of resources have caused certain groups of people to be concerned about the lasting effects of tourism in recent years. On the contrary, we have to accept that tourism has negative aspects and act with a understanding of sustainability in tourism. It is essential to set up sustainable tourism systems in order to begin with the repairs and regulations that can be made in this area and to protect the natural and cultural heritage that will pass down to future generations. Observing this situation from within the sector, we found the International Sustainable Tourism Association. The idea of tourism being more conscious, respectful of its environment and nature, contributive to local people and their culture, advancing the tourism potential of the country and carrying it to the future by improving on the current situation brought us together. In this direction, our aim is to ensure that the local people benefit from tourism as well, therefore promoting sustainability, environmental conservation, protection and boosting of cultural values, and to support tourism with high added value.

Our Work Field

  To put forward works that support and highlight tourism with high added value so that as a country we can generate more income from tourism. Conducting or petitioning researches in order to apply, develop and strengthen sustainable tourism activities. Developing methods that can profit without harming the environment and ensuring that local people can benefit from tourism sector without damaging their own culture. We aim to define sustainable tourism in Turkey and cooperate with tourism professionals, local governments, public administrators and the public in this regard. Raising awareness and educate about the potential benefits / harms of tourism to the environment.

Projects

One of the founding goals of USTUD is to contribute to our social wealth by developing social projects and to ensure that this heritage is protected so it can be passed down to future generations. In this direction, it develops projects on the restoration and landscaping of natural and historical heritages, shares them with the relevant sectors, becomes a participant and follower of its effects. The purpose of the projects realized and designed is not to generate income, but to contribute to the country’s tourism and the local community in this direction.

Message from The Founder

Our country, with its opportunities, geographical location, climate, vegetation, fauna, unique historical heritage and sectoral experience is in a special position among touristic destinations. Among these prominent destinations, the concept of “sustainable tourism”, which has attracted attention in recent years, is not limited to shaping the plans for tourism in the future, but even affects today’s tourism.
The main motivation that drives us and the purpose of sustainable tourism, is to protect the regions where tourism takes place from its negative effects on cultural, natural and historical heritage and to improve the current conditions, as well as to ensure the livelihood of local people,cultures and genertions to come that live off tourism, and thus to ensure the continuity of existing tourism activities and local cultures.
We, who are deeply connected to the lands where we live, have taken action to grant the well deserved respect and the value to them with. I hope we will increase in size along this journey and provide good gains for the future.

 

Adviye BERGEMANN

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