opinion & features
Our digest of the finest features & opinion pieces on tourism and sustainability issues from across the web.
Georgia is unprepared for the rapid growth in tourists visiting the mountainous country – Leadership is needed to protect its environment and people.
Busso von Bismarck, Founder at Qinous Smart Energy Storage asks whether there’s a two-step approach to clean energy for off-grid properties.
How should hoteliers balance their sustainability strategies and the price they charge for their rooms?
Tourism needs to end its commitment/addiction to volume growth and focus instead on re-designing a system that works for all
Research finds that while women are well represented as conference chairs, there is unequal representation as keynote and invited speakers
With a rapidly changing climate, we need to respond in an accelerated way. Incremental and marginal change just won’t be enough
Sammy Wilson, chairman of the park board, explains why his people have decided to ban the climb outright. (in English and Pitjantjatjara)
There is clear evidence that volunteering and/or funding orphanages is fuelling the demand for paper orphans and orphanages.
Study shows reviews that mention hotel social or environmental initiatives score higher than those that don’t, implying business advantage from such efforts
Human beings, so used to ‘the customer is always right,’ are now to be bled from every angle and then treated as costs to be cut rather than assets to be cosseted
But beneath the glamorous surface lies an environmental threat that may cause the island to face a water crisis in less than four years.
In principle, any development that makes a flight less carbon intensive is to be welcomed as a step in the right direction. However, it does not offer the sustainable solution that it is often presented as being.
Extensive clearing of mangroves to build seaside resorts and restaurants, marinas and golf courses left many coastal areas barren and vulnerable to the ravages of nature, such as cyclones and storm surges.
Crete planned to be a showcase for sustainable catering, with focus of the project on the two main products of Crete – wine and olive oil – and ecological cultivation and processing methods.
An Australian adventure travel company has a strong stance on child protection and has just announced a new charitable partnership with Australia-based child protection charity Forget Me Not.
What can the travel industry to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Is it moving fast enough towards genuine sustainability?
Indigenous tourism can offer opportunities to foster reconciliation, using tourism to bridge the cultural divides and create better futures by sharing culture, knowledge and country.
The winners of the international tourism prize presented each year at ITB Berlin share their tips on how to engage local communities in sustainable tourism.
The word “experiential” sucks up an awful lot of bandwidth. That is to say, just about everything we do when we travel is an experience.
The reason for these ‘accidents’, neglect and lack of duty of care for elephants or their mahouts is often simple. It’s an issue of profit for those running elephant camps.
From game lodges to airport hotels, Soouth Africa has many accommodation providers who have implemented sustainable tourism practices in their business operations.
Passion, practicality and positive change – celebrating 10 years of Responsible Tourism at Leeds Beckett
Practitioners, academics, current and prospective students gathered to mark ten years of Leeds Beckett’s Master’s in Responsible Tourism Management and to celebrate the difference the course has made to responsible tourism practice worldwide.
The award-winning Belgian hotel chain has developed one of the most far reaching approaches to supply chain management, and engaged staff and guests in its transformative efforts
Lending a helping hand in countries with poor health infrastructure is usually well intentioned—but it can cause serious harm
If significant gains are going to be made in developing sustainable tourism, nations must put in place systems that will contribute to ending tourism as we know it, argues Judy Kepher-Gona. Focus must shift to ethical people engagement.
Ethos Farm in the Jungle opened 3 years ago as part of a sustainable agriculture program. The purpose of the farm was to employ local farmers and support production and consumption of local food and plants at Sunset’s resorts.
Jamaica is making moves to ensure that the country’s tourism product not only generates prosperity for large hotel owners, but stimulates growth in the wider domestic economy as well