“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.

Terrorism and tourism’s diabolical relationship

Terrorism and tourism's diabolical relationship

Ayşegül Acar, research assistant at Karabük University, Turkey, and doctoral student at Istanbul University, explores the discomfiting relationship between terrorism and tourism in this “GT” Insight. Bombs exploding one after another, vehicles ploughing through masses of people, media coverage, and the responses of those in power; they all create tension, international conflict, disorder, and political […]

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Going off track to find the right path for Himalayan tourism

Advertise Here Vandana Vijay’s Offbeat Tracks launched in 2016 to spread the concept of experiential travel and sustainable community-based ecotourism in India, especially among rural communities in the Himalayas. In this “GT” Insight, Ms Vijay offers examples of how she translates her travel & tourism philosophy into action. Over the past one year we have […]

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Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy

Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy

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 pleasure I […]

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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

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 Rio Olympic […]

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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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