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Sustainable tourism development makes sound use of tourism’s economic benefits and mitigates tourism's negative impacts. The principles of sustainable tourism can be applied to all kinds of travel and tourism - not only for special ecotourism products.

These principles are based on the three pillars of sustainability:

In this sense, sustainable tourism is not a niche within the tourism industry but an element of sustainable regional development. Sustainable tourism is integrated into the regional development and also stimulates other fields of action. The interaction with other fields of economy and culture such as agriculture or monument conservation is an important aspect of sustainable tourism planning.