Favorable framework conditions for sustainable tourism

The policy framework in target destinations is conducive for the growth of sustainable tourism.
  • Tourism sustainability is only available through a conducive destination framework. It is achieved by harmonious interactions between various authorities (public sector) and between the public and private sectors, since the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.​
  • A working unit (the local platform) is needed to accommodate an in-depth and comprehensive perspective, which allows the synchronization of relevant authority programs against tourism sustainability criteria and standards.​
  • The constant monitoring system is a partnership model between the local platforms and observer institutions as an input providers in directing the actions of destination managers in a sustainable directions.​
  • Among the gaps in sustainable practices identified in the destination, the hotel management award programme (Lingko Award) is one such local platform initiative among other initiatives that promote sustainable tourism growth.
Local Platform
In each of Wakatobi and West Manggarai district, a local platform on sustainable tourism was established based on reflection of the current local tourism destination management mechanism against the guidelines and standards of sustainable tourism development.
Sustainable Tourism Observatory
In the Flores and Wakatobi areas, SUSTOUR supported the strengthening the Sustainable Tourism Observatory (STO) Programme. STO measures the ongoing tourism development through valid scientific data, taking into account various stakeholder perspectives. The measure result aims to determine the direction of sustainable tourism development in a destination, through regional government decision. 
Lingko Award
Sustainable Tourism Program in Indonesia (SUSTOUR) supported the Tourism Authority of West Manggarai Regency in Flores, Indonesia to develop and launch a Sustainable Hotel Operations Award known as Lingko Award (Anugerah Lingko). As a pilot project, the program hopes to help raise the quality of local tourism destinations through the implementation of operations and management of the hotel industry, in a sustainable manner.