2. Sustainable development in touristic areas needs to reconcile the interests of the tourism industry, tourism satisfaction and the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
3. The travel and tourism industry needs to strike a balance with nature. Travel to faraway, exotic, hard-to-reach places is a positive, enriching experience for many tourists, and many are willing to pay for such experiences. But their presence, and the lingering influence of their money and mores, should not kill coral reefs, turn pristine mountain gorges into garbage dumps or lead children to become beggars, thieves, prostitutes and drug peddlers.
4. A new, more sensitive era of tourism is upon us that may be able to preserve the integrity of a destination rather than destroy it. Tourism can spur nations and communities to preserve their natural and cultural treasures.
5. Virtually everybody - except perhaps oil-rich Saudi Arabia - is infatuated with tourism because it is a labour-intensive moneymaker, and it can stimulate such spillover industries as agriculture (food for restaurants) and handicrafts (to tempt shoppers).