Guiding Principle #3:

Collaborative Destination M​anagement

Seek to develop all tourism through a collaborative management structure with equal participation by government, the private sector and civil society organizations that represent diversity in communities.

Without holistic management that includes equal participation and representation from the private and public sector in the decision making process, difficulties can easily arise, and have - overtourism, neighborhood disruption, cultural degradation, exclusion, exploitation, and various environmental problems. Well-managed tourism can enrich communities, improve public education, help sustain natural habitats, and revitalize elements of cultural heritage.

A real-life example: St. Kitts has formed the Sustainable Destination Council, a multi-stakeholder advisory body to the Ministry of Tourism that oversees the sustainable development and management of tourism on the island:

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