Sustainable Tourism

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else's Problem

<i>Skift Editor’s Note: Europe’s place as the world’s most popular tourist destination is being challenged from within.</i><p><i>Recent protests against</i> …


Traveling green in New England

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, promoting travel that respects the environment and local …


Cost of Majorca and Ibiza holidays rocket as tough new laws slash tourist numbers allowed into destinations

The popular British holiday spots of Majorca and Ibiza are tipped to become more expensive for sunseekers after new rules on tourist numbers.<p>New …


Spain cracks down on illegal tourist rentals

The Balearic Islands will penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros ($A59,673) amid a backlash …


On Ecotourism in Colombia with Megan Epler Wood

<i>This is the first post in the Colombia Blog Series by</i> <i>Colombia Photo Expeditions</i><i>, in which</i> <i>Kike Calvo</i> <i>profiles interesting information, research and</i> …


Vatican urges vacation-goers to be responsible tourists

Vatican City, Aug 1, 2017 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Rome and other parts of the world gear up for their August holidays, the Vatican has urged …


The growth paradox: can tourism ever be sustainable?

Tourism creates jobs - lots of them. In fact, one person in every 10 is employed in tourism-related jobs. When it is well managed, tourism provides …


Can the Town of Vail become continent’s first sustainable tourism destination?

Born from an idea that corralled local businesses to embrace energy-saving strategies, the resort-anchored Town of Vail trying to become the …


‘Sustainable tourism’ is the way to go–SSI and WWF join hands

Green Wanderer mechandise like this shirt will be sold in the travel fair. —PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWF PHILIPPINES<p>Travel and tourism is one of the …


All the annoying things Venice just banned tourists from doing

Respect Venice. You’re welcome here but you must play by the rules – or pay for it.<p>That’s the message from the Venetian authorities, who have …


Xel-Há Scenic Lighthouse: New Mexican Caribbean Icon

The new lighthouse is spectacular fun with unique views of the Riviera Maya.


Experiential Travel: 40+ Travel Experts Weigh in on the Biggest Travel Trend

Experiential travel is easily the most exciting (and biggest) trend taking the travel scene by storm. For those searching their minds for a clue as …


Tourism must be sustainable to keep Asia growing

July 17, 2017 5:00 AM<br>BANGKOK • When Thailand launched its landmark "Amazing Thailand" tourism campaign in 1998, the country was contending with the …


Indian Food Startup Authenticook Gets Rs 1.45 Cr from Booking.Com

Applicants from 102 countries applied for the program with India based entities registering third highest number of entries worldwide


Travellers look for environmentally responsible experiences

26 June 2017, Suva, FIJI – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation has commended the Asian Development Bank for drawing attention to the issue of …


International confab calls for sustainable tourism

The International Conference on Tourism Statistics, conducted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), concluded in Pasay City on …


How to stop city breaks killing our cities

Can’t wait to pack your bags and head off on holiday again? It used to be that people would look forward to a long break in summer, but now tourists …


Sustainable tourism is on the up, travellers' appetite for it set to double this year

Image Credits:Supplied<p>A tourism establishment’s sustainability message should be threaded throughout the whole hospitality experience but not be …


VisitEngland Honors Excellence Winners

<i>PHOTO: Big Ben and Palace of Westminster, London, UK. (photo via Flickr/Phil Dolby)</i><p>VisitEngland celebrated the winners of its Awards for Excellence …

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Webinar series promotes adventure travel and sustainable tourism in the Balkans

A new series of monthly webinars has been launched to promote adventure travel and sustainable tourism in the Western Balkans, as this region in south-eastern Europe has become the continent’s newest adventure playground over the last few years, increasingly attracting independent …


Travellers’ sustainable appetite is growing

At a time when South Africans - especially Western Cape residents - are growing intensely aware of their environment’s vulnerability and the serious …


Now Is The Time For Travel And Tourism To Ramp Up Sustainability Efforts

As the world deals with the US Federal government decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, there’s a renewed urgency for USA travel and tourism to ramp up its voluntary efforts around environmental protection. Success will depend on businesses, nonprofits and consumers alike.<p>As a $1.5 …


This is how you can make your summer vacation more environmentally friendly

As summer quickly approaches, it’s time to think about how you’ll spend your vacation. For people who are conscious about being kind to the …


PH to host UN confab on tourism

The Department of Tourism is preparing for the hosting of top tourism officials from 156 member-countries for next month’s 6th United Nations World …


A Booking Platform for Sustainable Tourism

<i>PHOTO: Clementina Oliveras, founder and CEO of (photo courtesy of</i><p>For travelers who want to take some kind of meaningful action …


Walking trails hailed as key to sustainable tourism in Andalucia

Teresa Rodriguez, General Secretary of Podemos Andalucia, said that the Junta should do more to showcase the region’s 10,000km of trails as a green, …


Here Are Some Of The World's Most Walkable Cities

When you find yourself in a new city, what are you drawn to? How do you enjoy getting around?<p>For some, the challenge of mastering a city's public …


Premier League scores top tourism award as English football draws in more than 800,000 travellers

Football’s netted a home win when it comes to boosting travel.<p>The Premier League was singled out for the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism special …


7 Green Travel Blogs You Should Be Following

Shares 452<p>There must be millions of blogs out there, on the world wide interwebs.<p>As I’ve written about before, it can be quite hard to make yourself …


Geology rocks ecotourism