Jochen Zeitz from Segera, NatGeo World Legacy Awards finalist in Destination Leadership, talks about achieving a lasting impact on nature and communities.
Slovenia Tourism won NatGeo World Legacy Award in Destination Leadership. Maja Pak explains how the whole country got engaged in implementing green policies
Visit Flanders is taking resident opinions about tourism seriously. The Belgian destination management organisation has released a report written by Vincent Nijs that describes resident perspectives about carrying capacity and the perceived value of tourism in the city of Bruges.
The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism Initiative announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The MIST Startup Accelerator will take entries from early stage companies with either travel technology or traditional tourism business plans.
The Key to Rural Geotourism: The Right Person. It only takes one spark to light a fire, and in this case the spark was Elaine Parny. She and her French husband own a small restaurant, La Galette Berrichonne, in Missouri. And it offers savory French cuisine!
The declaration by a sustainable tourism organisation to turn Pattaya from “sin city” into a family entertainment destination has been greeted with disbelief.
In the framework of the technical assistance that the UNWTO provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has hosted the 1st Workshop on Regional Statistics of Tourism.
New government plans to relocate residents to larger atolls – leaving small islands ripe for development. It says these super resorts, not solar power, will create the money needed to adapt to climate change
The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) project has won the “Innovation of the Year” Award at the UK’s only awards dedicated to recognizing and rewarding the businesses and individuals who support, grow and promote the adventure travel industry through sustainable and responsible travel.
The Sustainable Travel International team recently visited Aruba to present the results of the rapid destination diagnostic and meet with local stakeholders to map out a more sustainable future for the tourism industry.
While traveling, we try to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible. But what about when we return home? We’ve come up with simple ways you can practice sustainable travel at home as well as abroad. While going through the motions of daily life, prioritize sustainability by supporting your local community and its natural resources.
Palawan’s Popularity Problem: An Interview with Photographer Duncan Murrell. This past fall (autumn for those outside North America), I was lured to Palawan, a culturally and ecologically rich archipelago in the Philippines made up of nearly 2,000 islands.
The mission statement of the Island Green Living Association of St. John in the US Virgin Islands is “to transform the US Virgin Islands (USVI) into the greenest, most sustainable, and resilient islands in the world, engaging both residents and tourists.”
The UN housing agency and Kenya have signed a deal to promote environmentally sustainable tourism in the east African country. UN Human Settlement Program Chief of the Urban Energy Unit Dr Vincent Kitio told a media briefing in Nairobi that under the agreement, the UN body will offer technical advice.
Sustainability has been the buzzword in development circles. We have the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals that Pacific member countries have adopted and are working diligently towards. Recognising the potential of tourism to advance these, the UN General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
EuroVelo, a project of the European Cyclists´ Federation which comprises a network of 15 long distance cycle routes that connect the European continent, is launching a new, improved cycling map. Following the success of the previous edition, the 2017 map will be the main promotional tool for the network over the coming years.
UNWTO recently hailed Kerala’s award-winning ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiatives terming it as a model for other destinations to replicate. The world’s foremost international tourism organisation also called for the development of closer ties between Kerala Tourism and UNWTO.
There appears to be increasing tension between tourists and residents around the world, with the former often blamed for behaving inappropriately and disturbing locals. Protests against tourist behaviour have erupted in Barcelona, Venice and Hong Kong.