Craig Leith

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Glasgow 2014: Disadvantaged young people to receive 5000 free Commonwealth Games tickets

FIVE thousand free tickets for this summer's Commonwealth Games are to be given to disadvantaged young people in Scotland.<p>The Gift of the Games …

Spotlight

Brazil riots raise questions over sporting mega-events

Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, June 26, 2013. <i>-- REUTERS/Hugo Cordeiro</i><p>BERNE - …

World Cup: Rio favelas being 'socially cleansed' in runup to sporting events

The World Cup and the Olympics are being used as a pretext for "social cleansing" as tens of thousands of Rio slum dwellers are driven out to the city periphery, favela residents say.<p>While millions of eyes turn to north-eastern Brazil for the World Cup draw on Friday, poor communities in Rio de …

Protest and Human Rights Shape Debate on Awarding of Mega Events

Mass protests against Brazil's hosting of the World Cup, Turkey's loss of opportunities to host sports events and controversy over 2022 World Cup host Qatar's labour system are impacting the global sports world's thinking about the requirements future hosts will have to meet. The impact is likely …

Can Sustainable Tourism Thrive in Belize?

June 29, 2018<p>An oil drilling moratorium, development restrictions and fishing reform has helped the 200-mile-reef come off Unesco’s endangered world …

Six reasons why mass tourism is unsustainable

Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities - and doesn't make good business sense, argues <b>Anna Pollock</b><p><i>"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.<br>To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."</i> -- Buckminster Fuller<p>Despite the …

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African coast sustainable tourism project success

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014<p><b>Coastal Tourism Project successfully completed in Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal,</b> …

Jane Ashton, Tui Travel, on the future of sustainable tourism

Tui Travel, which owns leading travel brands Thomson and First Choice, revealed in its <i>Sustainability Report</i> last month that it had saved £28m in two …

How to develop eco-tourism and sustainable business in the Amazon rainforest

In the second part of the series, we'll learn three ways to work sustainably in the Amazon rainforest and three ways to develop ecotourism enterprise in the central-west region.<p>How to work sustainably in the Amazon<p>How do farming social enterprises in this region run sustainable, organic, fair-trade …

How indigenous communities are driving sustainable tourism

I am currently working on the Pacific island of Samoa, helping the Polynesian people find a way to meet their need for foreign exchange without diluting their culture or degrading the Earth they view as sacred.<p>Faced with the prospect of becoming just another piece of resort real estate, members of …

Why sustainable tourism is the travel industry's duty

The global tourism industry has reached an unprecedented level of demand. For the first time in history, the number of tourists crossing international borders in a single year reached over one billion in 2012, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). While just over 50% …

Tourism

Sustainable tourism: 10 key issues investors should consider

A socially responsible investment (SRI) investor is constantly balancing the potential profitability of an organisation against how sustainable and responsible its business model is. When it comes to the tourism sector, this makes for a complex investment strategy.<p>The tourism sector is …

Eco Park in Uruguay Hopes to Fuse Eco-tourism with Non-Profit Sustainable Projects

Inhabitat recently took a trip down to visit Ecoparque Uruguay; a sustainable conservation project located within around 100 acres of stunning …

Ecotourism