Sustainable Tourism Law

Local developments of the world summit on Sustainable Tourism+ 20: The municipal sustainable charter of surf in Aljezur, Portugal Virgílio Machado Joaquim Contreiras Paulo Carrasco Algarve University, Portugal ABSTRACT The object of this article is to question and answer whether an international normative instrument in tourism sustainability can be effectively implemented into the local governance plan. The research focused on a set of exercise problems of the governmental action put forth by a rural municipality, of low population density, but featuring a strong tourist intensity characterized by a dominant seasonal tourist-recreational-maritime activity: surf. Based on methodological instruments of a systemic nature linked to sustainability and law, it was possible to propose a municipal tourism sustainability charter adopted in 2017 by the municipality of Aljezur, in the tourist region of Algarve, Portugal. This may well be one of the first worldwide normative documents to adopt, complement and operationalize at a local levelmultiple concerns, suggestions and recommendations for local governance and sustainable tourism law originating from the World Summit on Sustainable Tourism+ 20. Keywords: soft law, sustainability, surf, tourism, municipal charter, local, governance. I. INTRODUCTION. THE PROBLEM OF RESEARCH TheWorld Summit on SustainableTourism+ 20 (WSST+20) took place inVitoria, Spain, in 2015. It was inspired by thirty-two declarations of sustainable international