Sustainability in all its facets - ecological, economical and sociocultural sustainability - is the overarching guiding principle for tourism in Austria. In this regard, the Austrian national tourism strategy "Plan T" strongly aims to contribute to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
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Supporting Sustainable Tourism Development
Over recent years the Ministry, together with partners from the public and private sector, have been active in the fields of sustainable tourism, strengthening Austria´s position as a sustainable and eco-friendly destination for visitors from all around the world.
In order to effectively deal with the challenges that the tourism sector is facing in terms of mobility (e.g. more short term trips, "use"- instead of "own"-mentality, demographic changes, capacity restrictions especially in sensitive areas as the Alps), the ministry has started several initiatives to improve the linkage between tourism and transport: conferences, workshops, publications.