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New conservation-led ecotourism project showcases sustainability in the Mergui - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>A conservation-led ecotourism project in the remote Mergui archipelago aims to show that habitat protection and small-scale sensitive tourism is the</i> …

Conservation

UK Aid encourages inclusive tourism in Myanmar - The "Good Tourism" Blog

The UK Aid-funded Business Innovation Facility (BIF) project has released a high-quality video about inclusive tourism in Myanmar.<p>The project has …

“Tourism contributes to sustainable development." Are you sure? - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>The “Good Tourism” Blog’s first guest contributor, Dr Susanne Becken, is, among other things, Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University</i> …

Goodbye freeloading, hello free thinking; the Travel Foundation asks "Who pays?" - The "Good Tourism" Blog

When you next go on vacation, who will pay?<p>It’s a simple question and you may think the answer is obvious: you, the customer.<p>But are travellers …

Terrorism and tourism's diabolical relationship - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>Ayşegül Acar, research assistant at Karabük University, Turkey, and doctoral student at Istanbul University, explores the discomfiting relationship</i> …

Tourism

The "Good Tourism" Podcast #2: How to be a plastic-free hotel in 15 minutes - The "Good Tourism" Blog

As co-founder of the not-for-profit Refill NOT Landfill in Cambodia, Christian de Boer claims a hotel can obliterate its reliance on plastic water …

Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty? - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>There are still many opportunities for Pacific Island states to take advantage of tourism for development, according to Ratnakar Adhikari and Joe</i> …

Tourism

Galapagos tourism threatens native wildlife - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>While the Galapagos tourism industry relies on natural and historical and natural history attractions, it is also one of the threats to that same</i> …

Galapagos

Going off track to find the right path for Himalayan tourism - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>Vandana Vijay’s Offbeat Tracks launched in 2016 to spread the concept of experiential travel and sustainable community-based ecotourism in India,</i> …

About podcasts & how to subscribe to The "Good Tourism" Podcast - The "Good Tourism" Blog

For those who have yet to appreciate the awesomeness of podcasts, they are best described as on-demand radio shows. Indeed your favourite radio …

Podcasting

The "Good Tourism" Podcast #1: Geoffrey Lipman & the existential threat - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Professor Geoffrey Lipman joined David Gillbanks on Skype, Thursday, to record the first episode of The “Good Tourism” Podcast.<p>[UPDATE November 8, …

Tourism

Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>Successful sustainable tourism is not only about environmental, social, and economic imperatives; it’s about marketing too! In other words,</i> …

Sustainability

Lisbon locals face eviction in favour of trendy tourism, celebrities, short-term rentals - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>Lisbon tourism is booming. Within a month of the “GT” Insight direct from Lisbon—”Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too” by Ricardo</i> …

European Travel

Islands of darkness: Ireland's 'Alcatraz' and the growth of dark tourism - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>By Gillian O’Brien</i><i>, Reader in Modern Irish History, Liverpool John Moores University, writing for The Conversation.</i><p>Spike Island—the former fortress …

Nelson Mandela

World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism - The "Good Tourism" Blog

The World Bank’s upcoming US$20 million Tourism Sector Development Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will include “targeted support for community-led …

Civita di Bagnoregio, the tourism town on the edge of extinction - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Since becoming the first Italian town to charge an entry fee, tourist numbers to Civita di Bagnoregio have exploded from 40,000 annually four years …

From tourism to coffee, young Thais blend profit with social good - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Six years ago, Somsak “Pai” Boonkam drew up a plan with two villages in northern Thailand for tourists to stay with local families and immerse …

Sexual Health

Thailand to help neighbours with community-based tourism - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) has agreed to help develop community-based tourism (CBT) in Laos, …

Tourism

#TravelEnjoyRespect video: "Beyond the great horizon" - The "Good Tourism" Blog

The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA), Malaysia has released a video promoting #TravelEnjoyRespect to help convey the message …

Child sex tourism goes suburban, rural, online - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Working undercover in bars and brothels across Southeast Asia to combat child sex tourism and slavery, campaigner Kevin Campbell has posed many times …

Green Games for a blue planet? Rio 2016 one year on - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>Sustainable business consultant Ariane Janér witnessed first-hand how the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games affected the Brazilian city she calls</i> …

Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere - The "Good Tourism" Blog

A socio-economic survey methodology that recently estimated the direct economic contribution of shark tourism in Australia may be a useful tool for …

Coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism in Myanmar - The "Good Tourism" Blog

While the world observes the troubles between the Rohingya and their neighbours in Myanmar, the Union’s tourism ministry and the Myanmar Responsible …

The keys to managing growth and sustainable tourism governance - The "Good Tourism" Blog

<i>A special report on</i> Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific <i>was launched by the United Nations World Tourism</i> …

"Historical moment" as tourism ethics code becomes a convention - The "Good Tourism" Blog

The member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have approved the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. This is …

Pantanal jaguar ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers for stock losses - The "Good Tourism" Blog

Most wildlife ecotourists in the Pantanal region of South America say they are willing to compensate cattle ranchers for livestock taken by wild …

Afghan travel agent helps women study abroad - The "Good Tourism" Blog

An Afghan travel entrepreneur is hoping to inspire a new generation of women by using her agency to help female students secure places at …