The shift toward a different type of travel that respects cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biodiversity and other life-support systems means that resources must be managed differently, so they can be used to meet economic, social and environmental needs, fostering sustainable development of both inbound and outbound tourism.
We advise tourism operators on compliance reviews of soft law (standards, guidelines and recommendations) relating to the environment and occupational health and safety, adherence to international protocols, securing of environmental efficiency certificates, and preparation of action plans and protocols for clients and employees.
We also advise public and private institutions on plans for the repositioning of mature tourism destinations: preparation of rules for institutional participation and management; bases for environmental, urban development and tourism legislation; tax and labor incentives and grants for private investmen.
We advise regional and municipal authorities on urban planning and environmental rules and regulations, as well as on the regulation of activities to be implemented to accommodate the use of a city’s or area’s public resources by residents and tourists alike. Conversion of urban tourist destinations into smart cities.
Member States must assess the environmental impact of urban development projects on places of historical, cultural or archaeological significance, according to the Advocate General of the CJEU
The Opinion of the Advocate General of the CJEU regarding an urban development project in the historical center of Vienna could create a new line of European case law that provides greater protection for historical, cultural or archaeological…
7th Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda: 10 initiatives to lead change from the private sector
Businesses play a key role in the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. We take a look at some of the most significant initiatives and actions being adopted by the private sector to implement the 2030 Agenda and contribute to change.