“Good Tourism” insights & best practices

“Good Tourism” posts by (or interviews with) academics, experts, and practitioners keen to share their sustainable tourism and/or responsible tourism insights, expertise, and experiences for the benefit of all travel & tourism stakeholders. Each “GT” Insight represents the opinion of its author/contributor/interviewee, not the “GT” Blog.

Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too

Why "We Hate Tourism Tours" and why you should too

With its provocative name and maverick spirit, We Hate Tourism Tours (WHTT) has attracted plenty of consumer press and travel blog attention since it started facilitating authentic experiences in Lisbon, Portugal eight years ago. In this “GT” Insight, WHTT’s “philosopher-in-chief” Ricardo Oliveira considers WHTT’s unorthodox approach in the context of tourism’s “new reality”. We Hate Tourism […]

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Green Games for a blue planet? Rio 2016 one year on

Advertise Here Sustainable business consultant Ariane Janér witnessed first-hand how the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games affected the Brazilian city she calls home. In this “GT” Insight, Ms Janér reflects on Rio 2016 and summarises its potential, its positives, its broken promises, and its missed opportunities. One year has gone by since the 2016 […]

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The keys to managing growth and sustainable tourism governance

Dr Noel Scott was the lead author of the UNWTO special report on managing growth and sustainable tourism governance in Asia and the Pacific.

A special report on Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific was launched by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at its 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, China last week. For this “GT” Insight, The “Good Tourism” Blog corresponded with the lead author of the report, Griffith Institute of Tourism (GIFT) […]

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What is destination human capital? It’s the people!

Don't forget destination HUMAN capital development!

Peter Semone would advise any incoming tourism minister to focus on their destination’s people as a priority. In this “GT” Insight, Mr Semone summarises the challenges and opportunities for destination human capital development and its potential contribution to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to tourism industry performance more generally. In 2016, […]

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Rural tourism: Delighting tourists, developing communities

Rural tourism in the Philippines at Banaue Rice Terraces.

At the Second International Rural Tourism Conference held in Anji County in Huzhou, China, July 16-18, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its report on International Rural Tourism Development – An Asia-Pacific Perspective. Sponsored by Huzhou City, the report presents best practices and successful strategies in rural tourism development throughout Asia Pacific and showcases the […]

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And now for the weather: info-seeking & climate change adaptation in Pacific tourism

Climate change adaptation is increasingly important, especially in the Pacific

Climate change adaptation is increasingly talked about in the travel & tourism trade media as vital to the sustainability of the sector, especially in regions susceptible to extreme weather events and the worst-case scenarios of sea level rise, such as Pacific Island nations. In this “GT” Insight, Dr Johanna Nalau, Research Fellow at the Griffith […]

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