opinion & features
Our digest of the finest features & opinion pieces on tourism and sustainability issues from across the web.
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.
Calling all collaborators – share your stories of sustainable tourism and transform an industry together
Travindy shares the stories that can transform tourism into a force for good. if you’ve a story that can help this happen, we’d love to hear from you
Ecoclub discuss leadership in local communities development through nature and cultural tourism with the Clombian sustainable tourism expert
As industry and media seek to explain outbreaks of overtourism symptoms, here are 10 interwoven contributing factors worthy of serious investigation
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
Some highlight conscious consumerism and ideas like slow travel. But in a world in which growing populations with endless consumer demands are pitted against a fragile environment, we require more concerted effort.
We asked some bloggers writing about sustainable tourism what advice they would give anyone looking to work with people like them.
If your hotel is investing in low water pressure systems, temperature control devices or green products in order to be more sustainable, don’t forget to communicate the benefits to your guests to make sure they understand why and support your efforts
Rather than viewing the Walled Off as an art installation offering political commentary, it is more useful to see it as a working hotel with a capacity for sparking political awareness.
This year, Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries celebrates 20 years of operation. CCS is an educational programme that organises award-winning seminar series, focusing on culture, nature, sustainable organic agriculture, and traditional cuisine.
Modern slavery in the UK hospitality industry: turning a blind eye to the risks is not an option – Part 1
A company risks being guilty of offences including slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking if it knows, or ought to know, that they are occurring in its business or supply chain. Tourism companies need to be aware….
In order to understand conservational challenges and to help address them, we have to understand the perspectives and situations of the people on the ground, understand their reality and the problems they face on a daily basis.