The concept of sustainable development in tourism has entered in business strategies, policy development and academic research. But what does it precisely entail? This article critically explores the different perspectives.
While the official goal of sustainable development is a development that balances economic, social and environmental issues, this study finds that stakeholders in Geirangerfjord World heritage site perceive social issues to be the main goal of sustainable development.
On the 25th of September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With 17 goals and 169 targets, the world leaders created a fundament to work towards a sustainable future.