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Doing It Better: Sedona, Arizona

Prompted by a restive citizenry and a responsive city council, the DMO for the city of Sedona, in Arizona’s popular Red Rock country, now acts in effect as a destination stewardship council. That’s unusual. For part of our ongoing project to profile places with effective, holistic management, Sarah-Jane Johnson takes a deep dive into Sedona’s story. This is the sixth in the Destination Stewardship Center’s profiles of exemplary places with collaborative destination management in the spirit of GSTC’s Destination Criterion A1.

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Doing It Better: Crown of the Continent

This border-straddling North American destination council relies on three strengths – a robust local network, core sustainability principles, and a global brand affiliation. See the third of our profiles on destinations with innovative approaches to holistic management as prescribed by GSTC-D Criterion A1 and the National Geographic Geotourism Principles.

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Doing It Better: Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Herewith the second of our profiles of destination organizations that at least partially meet the GSTC-D criterion for holistic destination management. In this post: Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, which is adopting a multisector, high-tech “Intelligent Destination” approach.

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Western Balkans—Tourism on the Cusp

VIDEO – Our expedition to the Balkan Adriatic shows what tourism should do—and not do. The rugged coastal regions including Albania and Montenegro have sustainability lessons the world should heed.

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Doing It Better: Thompson Okanagan, B.C.

We offer the first of our profiles of destination organizations that at least partially meet GSTC destination criterion A2 for holistic destination management. In this post: the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association, B.C., which has burst out of the usual DMO mold to embrace sustainability and extensive community involvement.

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Sierra Gorda To Lead New Video Series

Our First “World’s Inspiring Places,” a Short-Form Travel Documentary: Producer Erika Gilsdorf explains what inspired HER to launch this video series, focused on great stewardship of destinations.

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Philanthropic Investing for Destination Preservation

UPDATE: “Philanthropic investing” helped transform an endangered Ecuadorean mansion into an award-winning hotel. Via the DSC, plans are now afoot for a new project in Cuenca. The invitation is out: We want to match more investors with local entrepreneurs.

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