The concept of sustainable mountain tourism development meets the needs of the present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for future generations (WTO, 2001). The principles of sustainable tourism development are composed of environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects. In order to be successful in the long-term, an equilibrium among these three dimensions must be established (Samy & El-Barmelgy, 2005). The Swiss Federal Council established a general framework for its Sustainable Development Strategy 2000, which is used in this paper to show successful policymaking in this area. Furthermore, policy priorities, recommendations, challenges, and successful strategies for sustainable mountain tourism development are discussed. This paper also attempts to answer the question of how Switzerland is able to achieve sustainable mountain tourism development.
"Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development Illustrated in the Case of Switzerland,"
SPNHA Review: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnhareview/vol6/iss1/7