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Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018 (RPPL No. 1-30).

Country/Territory
Palau
Document type
Legislation
Date
2018
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act requiring businesses to educate visitors on the environmental protection policies of the Republic of Palau, encouraging businesses to provide environmentally responsible options to their customers, and endorsing the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy Framework to improve coordination between public and private sector partners in environmental education and conservation awareness.
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Pollution control Marine pollution Hazardous substances Marine protected areas Coral Protection of habitats Tourism Sustainable development Policy/planning Protected area
Geographical area
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, Micronesia, Oceania, Small Island Developing States, South Pacific
Abstract

This Act introduces various measures for ensuring environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism in Palau so as to, among other things, prevent environmentally destructive practices by uneducated visitors. It, among other things, prohibits the importation and manufacture in Palau of reef-toxic sunscreens. It is hereby declared the policy of the government of the Republic of Palau to promote the development of a visitor industry in Palau consistent with the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy Framework and market Palau as a high-value tourism destination with a high quality tourism product, that envisions "Pristine Paradise Palau" and that is environmentally friendly. It is the responsibility of all visitor-oriented government and quasi-government agencies to assist and participate in the implementation of this policy, and to coordinate with the public and private sector businesses in furtherance of this policy.

Full text
English
Website
palaugov.pw