There are still many opportunities for Pacific Island states to take advantage of tourism for development, according to Ratnakar Adhikari and Joe Natuman writing for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The seafront of Port Vila, Vanuatu, bustles with activity. Traders – most of them women – call out to tourists wandering past, imploring them to take […]Read More Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty?
Advertise Here Successful sustainable tourism is not only about environmental, social, and economic imperatives; it’s about marketing too! In other words, successful sustainability strategies solve problems for customers. So argues James McGregor, Founder & CEO of Blue Tribe, in this “GT” Insight. I have a confession to make. Sometimes when I travel for business or […]Read More Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy
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 […]Read More World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism
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 being undertaken […]Read More Coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism in Myanmar
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 […]Read More “Historical moment” as tourism ethics code becomes a convention
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, […]Read More Pantanal jaguar ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers for stock losses