opinion & features
Our digest of the finest features & opinion pieces on tourism and sustainability issues from across the web.
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.
For sustainable tourism to be a success, it needs to ensure the widest diversity of voices are heard – especially at the largest travel show in the world
Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that tourists who participate in ecotourism activities want reassurance that their host follows defined ecotourism principles. By Des Langkilde. Ecotourism Definitions In his book ‘Ecotourism: An Academic Definition’ (1999 p.43) David A. Fennell defines ecotourism as “… a sustainable form of natural resource-based tourism that focuses primarily on […]
The Pebble Beach Resort the 2017 IAGTO Sustainability Award for their water reclamation program and renewable energy project.
How the strategy of “co-creation” offers an attractive alternative within the search for authenticity, as tourists help to construct their own experiences.
Growing popularity of activity masks unavoidable cruelty that can’t be justified by supposed benefits to conservation of the species
How do people deal with the thought of flying less, or not at all? Rob Hopkins applies the five stages of grief to understand our addiction
Does promoting responsible tourism experiences overstate the idea that the solution to industry’s difficulties is simply travel more responsibly?
Destination Think! asked the world’s most innovative DMOs for their thoughts on working with stakeholders in this changing tourism ecosystem.
After Trump’s victory, travel experts and economists were asked to try to predict what impact his presidency will have on the tourism industry.
Ensuring your website meets the latest guidelines for accessibility isn’t just the right thing to do – it taps into an ever-growing market and boosts SEO
Business-class and first class-passengers can have carbon footprints three to nine times higher than people in economy
Overcrowding and Climate change are two of many challenges we face as tourism speeds up to 2 billion annual tourists spending $2 trillion yearly by 2030
Rishi Sachdev, Co-Founder of Shiva Foundation and Director of Shiva Hotels, outlines his plan to help create an industry-wide model to tackle modern slavery
What happens when the ‘wildness’ is gone? Will canned hunters or petting visitors part with their money without these attributes?
As climate change reshapes the planet and opens up once unreachable locales, it is only natural that tourism would follow.
Efforts to preserve the world’s natural and cultural treasures are facing a major obstacle: travelers’ fears of missing out.
Two decades ago Batwa pygmies were thrown out of their native forests in Uganda to make way for the country’s mountain gorilla tourism. What happened next?
Lessons learned from the #StopOrphanTrips campaign, which engaged 35 different bloggers and writers and resulted in a wide social media reach.
DMOs have a unique opportunity to help lead the shift from an old and obsolete way of doing tourism to one that is regenerative rather than extractive.