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World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism

The World Bank’s upcoming US$20 million Tourism Sector Development Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will include “targeted support for community-led micro-enterprises to create jobs, especially for women”. The project will work with PNG government and industry players on an “integrated approach to tourism” in the provinces of East New Britain and Milne Bay and […]

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Coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism in Myanmar

Myanmar coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism

Advertise Here While the world observes the troubles between the Rohingya and their neighbours in Myanmar, the Union’s tourism ministry and the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) are working with UNICEF to promote Child Safe Tourism. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT), since July 31: “… surveying and holding awareness campaigns are […]

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“Historical moment” as tourism ethics code becomes a convention

The member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have approved the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. This is based on the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (PDF 787 KB) and is, according to a UNWTO press release upon which this post is based, the first international convention initiated by the […]

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Pantanal jaguar ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers for stock losses

Wildlife ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers

Most wildlife ecotourists in the Pantanal region of South America say they are willing to compensate cattle ranchers for livestock taken by wild jaguars. This is according to a new study, “The numbers of the beast: Valuation of jaguar (Panthera onca) tourism and cattle depredation in the Brazilian Pantanal”, by Fernando R. Tortato, Thiago J. Izzo, […]

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Palau tackles over-tourism with responsible tourism

Palau tackles over-tourism via responsible tourism and sustainable tourism

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate over-tourism, November 7, at WTM London 2017. While senior figures prepare their talking points, the Micronesian archipelago of Palau is making moves now to combat the phenomenon. According to Republic of Palau President Tommy E Remengasau, Jr, in his introductory message for the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy […]

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September 12, 2017

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Tourism growth is not the enemy: UNWTO boss

Tourism growth is not the enemy according to UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai

In response to an increasing number of reports about “tourism-phobia”, the the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), August 15, released an opinion piece by its Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, arguing that tourism growth is not the enemy; it’s how we manage it that counts. As an economic activity, travel and tourism is relatively young; yet it […]

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