Global Green Destinations Event provides opportunity to share new approaches to tourism that seek to avoid mass tourism becoming increasingly intrusive and disruptive to local communities.
As the backlash against mass tourism in some European cities continues, a company in the Portuguese capital is teaching visitors how to appreciate its city in a responsible way.
As the detritus from another summer season is swept from the streets of holiday hot spots, locals are wondering if it was all worth it. Disquiet has grown about tourists behaving badly and making local communities suffer for their pleasure.
The gambling-ridden clan jetties of Malaysia’s George Town were saved from ruin by the award of Unesco world heritage status, but their new fame left locals overwhelmed by a tide of invasive tourism.
Mallorca and Ibiza in Spain have long welcomed hoards of travelers, but recently, both destinations—like many places across the continent—have begun to struggle under the strain of a swelling number of tourists.
The UNWTO has defended the tourism sector despite a rise of “tourism-phobia” this summer, calling on local authorities to do more to manage growth in a sustainable manner in destinations.
The SENINTER model presents an opportunity to mature and rural destinations to diversify their tourism offer during mid and low season
Global warming and climate change are among the key challenges facing the world and Dubai is embracing a sustainability model to cater to the need for a greener, more environmentally friendly future.
Spain’s idyllic beaches, bold architecture, vibrant night-life and colourful culture draws millions of tourists every year. But behind the paradise a hostile battle is bubbling to the surface.
If successful, Congo-Brazzaville could become a model of how tourism can help foster sustainable development. Tourism, if done right, can spur economic growth, while promoting conservation and local cultures.
Responsible travel platform launches in English-speaking territories worldwide and commits to offsets all impacts from trips
Tourists must ensure that they do not add to the exploitation of scarce resources, especially water, available to the local community. Over the past two decades, Ladakh has emerged as a popular tourist destination.
A two-tier tourism payment system, where locals are charged less for the same product, may be one way of implementing sustainable tourism practices and protecting valuable resources.
It used to be that people would look forward to a long break in summer, but now tourists have got used to regular short breaks through the year. We love to jet off to the world’s glittering cities, even if only for a day or two. The trouble is, binge travelling may be killing the places we visit.
Thousands of tourists have pledged to behave responsibly on their travels in Iceland since a campaign run by tourism promotion site Inspired by Iceland kicked off last Friday. As of that day, nearly 7,000 people had taken the pledge.
For the 3rd time, the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition is organised by Green Destinations and 20 other international sustainable tourism organisations highlighting success stories, and exchanging good practices between destinations.
According to the tribunal, tourism is a growing cause of forced evictions with women and indigenous poor people, the worst affected.
Emerging approach to resource management offers huge opportunities for remote island nations tourism development, says CEO