Working undercover in bars and brothels across Southeast Asia to combat child sex tourism and slavery, campaigner Kevin Campbell has posed many times as a tourist looking to buy sex with a girl. But these days, Campbell, who works for the anti-trafficking group The Exodus Road, says it is far less common to see young […]Read More Child sex tourism goes suburban, rural, online
Advertise Here 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 […]Read More The keys to managing growth and sustainable tourism governance
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
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, […]Read More What is destination human capital? It’s the people!
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 […]Read More Tourism growth is not the enemy: UNWTO boss
Governments too often sidestep indigenous people when approving new infrastructure projects on their land, ignoring the potential for sustainable economic growth and environmentally-friendly development, a UN expert said on Tuesday. A landmark United Nations declaration adopted 10 years ago declared authorities should seek consent from indigenous people before starting new infrastructure projects like mines and […]Read More Involving indigenous people benefits business, environment: UN expert