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Historic Houses in Newfoundland


Photo: Coral reef

Video: What Is Geotourism?

Learn about geotourism by seeing what real practitioners have done.

Video: Choices

Choices travelers and communities make today shape the destinations of tomorrow.

About Geotourism

Photo: Central American women in colorful farmers market

Working to protect the places we love through wisely managed tourism and enlightened destination stewardship.

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Photo Gallery: Geotourism Principles

For Places

Photo: Windmills in Spanish countryside

Local people team up to protect their natural and cultural heritage and encourage responsible tourism.

What We Do, Where We Do It »

Destination Scorecards

Photo: Austria

See results for destinations from around the world in National Geographic Traveler magazine's annual Destination Stewardship surveys.

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Geotourism Summit 2010

Summit materials available

Destination Scorecards

How do your favorite places stack up?

Tips for Geotravelers

Have fun while doing good.

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Photograph courtesy of Sierra Business Council Staff (Bikers at Yosemite)