Our world is rapidly becoming polluted and its natural sources have started to deplete with the effects of industrialization and population growth in the last century. It is an important ecological threat for the world. It has become one of the most important duties of humanity to protect our world and use the sources with a sustainable consciousness against all these hazards. It is quite essential to provide popularizing this sustainable consciousness in tourism that involves around 1,5 billion people both professionals and tourists. From this point of view, it has been decided to organize ‘’International Sustainable Tourism Congress’’ in Kastamonu between 2-4 November 2017 in order to ensure understanding of the concept of sustainable tourism, to identify the current issues on this topic and to find solutions.
First bases of International Sustainable Tourism Congress had been laid by ‘’Eastern Blacksea Region, Sustainable Tourism Congress’’ in Gümüşhane by Gümüşhane University Tourism Faculty on the dates of 14-16 May 2015. As a continuation of this congress, ‘’II. National Sustainable Tourism Congress’’ had been organized in Adrasan / Antalya by Akdeniz University Tourism Faculty on the dates of 28-30 April 2016. In 2017, the congress will be taken to international dimension as ‘’International Sustainable Tourism Congress’’ by Kastamonu University Tourism Faculty.