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EplerWood International (EWI) has partnered with The Travel Foundation and Cornell University to present a major new report.  

A report published by the Travel Foundation, Cornell University's Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise, and EplerWood International describes how destinations must uncover and account for tourism's hidden costs, referred to as the "invisible burden", to protect and manage vital destination assets worldwide.  

Failing to do so puts ecosystems, cultural wonders, and community life at increasing risk, and places the tourism industry on a weak foundation that could crack under its own weight. 

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Harvard ISTI releases ISTI Framework to measure the Invisible Burden  

This research of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will provide a science-based set of measures for destinations to manage their GhG emissions and the unaccounted-for costs of tourism growth. 

Data gathered confirmed that the ISTI Framework can provide a standardized measurement system to local authorities seeking to achieve efficient destination economies, measure progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and evaluate the investment required to protect valuable natural and social capital. Primary research took place in Tunisia, on Djerba Island with the support of GIZ and the report is now available.