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Leading the Way in Sustainable Tourism

Sustainability Leaders United guides your journey to become a leader in sustainable tourism. Explore destination showcases, gain insights from exclusive interviews with industry pioneers, and access expert insights from around the world.

Our global network connects you with specialists offering the latest knowledge and transformative strategies in travel and tourism. Be inspired by our recommended speakers who bring innovative ideas and critical observations to drive regenerative tourism development.

Established in 2014 by Dr. Florian Kaefer (Switzerland), SLU remains dedicated to fostering resilient tourism that benefits communities and the environment. Join our mission to shape a sustainable future in tourism and beyond.

Our Impact

Some of our milestones so far:

480+ impact makers featured

We believe in sharing stories, experiences and solutions. And we love to inspire and encourage tourism professionals to embrace sustainability.

From 79 countries

We take pride in connecting changemakers around the world, across borders, languages and cultures. We can all learn so much from each other!

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Spotlight: Destinations

Bhutan
Bhutan

Explore how Bhutan champions sustainable tourism development through its High Value, Low Volume policy, among other initiatives.

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West Sweden
West Sweden

Explore how West Sweden leads in sustainability, from Gothenburg's global acclaim to regional efforts.

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Flanders
Flanders

Learn how Flanders blends heritage with sustainability: from green events to eco-friendly cruise strategies.

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Barbados
Barbados

Discover Barbados, the up-and-coming sustainable destination with its deep-rooted culture.

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Finland
Finland

How destination Finland is taking concrete actions dedicated to preserving its natural resources and landscapes.

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Werfenweng
Werfenweng

Join us on a tour through the Austrian village of Werfenweng, famed for its soft mobility concept.

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Parc Ela
Parc Ela

Learn about the sustainable tourism strategy of Parc Ela, one of Switzerland’s most pristine regional nature parks.

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Basque Country
Basque Country

Meet the pioneers behind the sustainable tourism success story of the Basque Country in Northern Spain.

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Slovenia
Slovenia

Learn about Slovenia's award-winning destination strategy and its sustainable tourism changemakers.

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Barcelona
Barcelona

Barcelona is on a mission towards a more sustainable development as a tourist destination. Here's how they do it.

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Príncipe Island
Príncipe Island

The small African country São Tomé & Príncipe is a destination firmly committed to sustainable tourism. Read their story.

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Switzerland
Switzerland

Switzerland is a popular destination. But is its tourism sustainable? We took a closer look.

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Book: Sustainability Leadership in Tourism

This professional guidebook highlights sustainable tourism development and management for businesses and destinations. It presents a unique collection of expert interviews, combined with latest insights and thoughts on the most relevant topics and trends linked to sustainability in tourism, sustainable business management, and destination development. This is a book which offers inspiring personal stories and reflections, and at the same time serves as essential know-how guide for busy tourism entrepreneurs, managers, and developers who care about business resilience and the well-being of destination communities.

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Latest Impact Maker Stories

Meet the Who is Who in Sustainable Tourism

Antara Phookan on Advancing Sustainable Tourism in Assam and Bengal, India

Explore Antara Phookan’s journey in sustainable tourism and conservation in Assam and Bengal. Discover her challenges, rewards, and impactful initiatives.

Mauricio Miramontes on Adventure Travel and Sustainability in Tourism

Meet Mauricio Miramontes – promoting sustainable adventure tourism and community well-being through projects like La Mano del Mono and Reserva Natura.

Pablo Ramón on Accessible Travel and Advancing Inclusive Tourism

Explore how Pablo Ramón revolutionizes accessible travel through NATIVE Hotels, enhancing tourism for all, including those with disabilities.

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