“Good Tourism” news

“Good Tourism” posts based upon, or inspired by, interesting stories and feature articles from around the world; especially under-reported stories or those covered by non-industry media. The “GT” Blog will often summarise a story and link to the original source thereby encouraging coverage of sustainable tourism and/or responsible tourism news and practices.

Lisbon locals face eviction in favour of trendy tourism, celebrities, short-term rentals

Lisbon tourism is booming. Locals are being indirectly forced out by trendy tourism and celebrities

Lisbon tourism is booming. Within a month of the “GT” Insight direct from Lisbon—”Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too” by Ricardo Oliveira—the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the negative impacts of trendy tourism on locals’ lifestyles. Carla da Cunha has a tight budget with which to find a new home in […]

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Islands of darkness: Ireland’s ‘Alcatraz’ and the growth of dark tourism

Spike Island is part of the growth of dark tourism

Advertise Here By Gillian O’Brien, Reader in Modern Irish History, Liverpool John Moores University, writing for The Conversation. Spike Island—the former fortress and prison off the coast of County Cork in Ireland—has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards. The island beat off competition from Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and […]

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October 15, 2017

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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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Civita di Bagnoregio, the tourism town on the edge of extinction

Tourism town on the edge of survival Civita di Bagnoregio. By evondue via Pixabay. https://pixabay.com/en/civita-di-bagnoregio-latium-2286541/

Since becoming the first Italian town to charge an entry fee, tourist numbers to Civita di Bagnoregio have exploded from 40,000 annually four years ago to a forecast 850,000 this year. In 2017, the hill-top hamlet will “welcome” visitors at a ratio of 85,000 to one full-time resident. Signposted as “Civita, The Town That Is […]

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Nigeria tourism’s squandered opportunities

Nigeria tourism perhaps shoud be red-faced like this rainbow agama

In an op-ed for This Day, Kunle Aderinokun (Associate Editor) and Demola Ojo (Editor and travel writer) write about the reasons tourism in the world’s seventh most populous nation could be, should be an economic goldmine. While the excerpt below focuses on Nigeria tourism, the writers also discuss squandered opportunities in agriculture, oil, mining, and […]

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October 9, 2017

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From tourism to coffee, young Thais blend profit with social good

Young Thais like Aliza blend profit with social good, from tourism to coffee

Six years ago, Somsak “Pai” Boonkam drew up a plan with two villages in northern Thailand for tourists to stay with local families and immerse themselves in hill-tribe culture. The aim was for the villagers to see some financial benefit from their country’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry. Pai was sure it would be a hit with […]

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