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The Development Assistance Network for Tourism Enhancement and Investment(DANTEI) web site is a cooperative effort between the United Nations World Tourism Organization and George Washington University's International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) with support from GW's Center for the Study of Globalization (CSG). DANTEI is designed to facilitate global communications  by addressing tourism-relevant information disconnects between host countries and destinations, donors, government and NGO aid recipients, researchers, investors and development practitioners. 

The George Washington University (GWU) / United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 2004 Tourism Policy Forum was held in Washington DC, October 18-20. At the forum several pivotal propositions emerged around the theme of information sharing and communication between development agencies involved in promoting tourism as a sustainable development strategy:

 

1)   A need for more structured coordination between all development assistance partners working in tourism and sustainable development, particularly at the regional and national levels;

2)   A need to benchmark and learn from best practices across regions and sectors concerned with tourism and sustainable development;

3)   A need for common guidelines and tools to assist with the implementation and evaluation of projects and programs working using tourism as a tool for sustainable development. 

This site was developed to help potential development assistance recipients (particularly government and civil society) access funding resources. The site was also used to support the Tourism Policy Forum by showcasing the presentations and case studies.  DANTEI could conceivably expand to provide a platform on which development agencies could share information and a portal through which they could both access useful tools and post best practices and lessons learned. 

    

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