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INTRODUCING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CENTER

  Non-Governmental organization

“Center for Sustainable Tourism Development” was established under the initiation of some foreign and domestic young people who are professionals in tourism with respect to the 800th year anniversary of the Great Mongolian State on November 12th, 2006.

    Our Mission is directed to add our contribution for designing, monitoring, evaluating, and improving sustainable tourism practices and principles in Mongolia. This can be done by our involvement and cooperation into the process of planning and by taking part in the environment friendly usage of prime tourism resources such as beautiful nature, rich history, cultural heritage, nomadic lifestyle, and traditional customs of Mongolia.

    We implement projects and programs that empower our mission and which develop nomad friendly travel. Through these activities we are aiming to define Mongolian tourism brand and create strong collaboration between value chain stakeholders. So far, around 30 tour operators and 70 local communities that have joined our network. We implemented following projects since 2007.


What We Do 

Activities

National and international projects & programs

We implement projects and programs that empower our mission and which develop nomad friendly travel. Through these activities we are aiming to define Mongolian tourism brand and create strong collaboration between value chain stakeholders. So far, around 30 tour operators and 70 local communities that have joined our network.

Destination management and marketing projects

We coperatewith relevant organizations in tourism destinations to develop destination management plans, develop new marketing strategies to enhance the knowledge about touristic attractions and zoning y. This will provide new strategic ways to expand rural tourism and ensure the sustainability of the environmental ecology.

Training

We organize a wide range of training to provide basic tourism knowledge. Courses span up until the professional level. These trainings aim at developing businesses according to individuals and companies requests. Professional consultation is also available in respect to the need of your company.

Magazine

We publish the only magazine for the tourism sector. The magazine examines issues facing Mongolian tourism.
Our contributors include Mongolian and international experts.

Clubs

We have founded  the following clubs in order to develop the human resources of our  industry.
These clubs aim to improve the skills and give students  practical use of their theoretical knowledge.


STDC MISSION

Our Mission is directed to add our contribution for designing, monitoring, evaluating, and improving sustainable tourism practices and principles in Mongolia.

This can be done by our involvement and cooperation into the process of planning and by taking part in the environment friendly usage of prime tourism resources such as beautiful nature, rich history, cultural heritage, nomadic lifestyle, and traditional customs of Mongolia.

Our Mission is “to lead the development of a sustainable tourism industry in Mongolia. We will work with rural communities, tour operators, local and national governments and all with an interest in future of Mongolian countryside. We will lead by example and develop projects which make a difference. We will follow international best practice and share our experience”.

Objectives:

To support rural communities develop sustainable livelihoods.

    To protect and enhance Mongolia’s environment

    To promote sustainable and responsible tourism throughout Mongolian tourism industry.

    To lead by example and develop projects that make a difference.