During construction and beta phase, this website is sponsored by Focus on Places LLC and CSD founder Jonathan Tourtellot, who will serve as portal editor for the time being. If we succeed in our mission, it will be because you, the participants, grow the website and its activities into a self-sustaining entity. Most likely this will be a nonprofit organization serving everyone who works where tourism meets destination quality.
If you are interested in tourism’s impact on conservation, preservation, and enhancement of places, then you can help destinations manage tourism so as to do the most good and the least harm. We invite participation by interested practitioners, civic leaders, sponsors, residents, and travelers. Join in and play a role—with blogging, business development, sponsorships, social media and WordPress techniques, content development, online tools, and networking.
To contribute blogs, obtain a listing, or to help develop this website, please send us a message via our contact form. Potential sponsors are invited to apply.
For more information on its progenitor, National Geographic’s CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS, and on the geotourism approach, see Center for Sustainable Destinations. The Destination Stewardship Center cooperates with the National Geographic Society but is organizationally and financially independent.