International “Good Tourism” news

“Good Tourism” posts based upon, or inspired by, interesting stories and feature articles of global interest; 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.

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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The “Good Tourism” Podcast #1: Geoffrey Lipman & the existential threat

Geoffrey Lipman joins David Gillbanks on the first "Good Tourism" Podcast

Advertise Here Professor Geoffrey Lipman joined David Gillbanks on Skype, Thursday, to record the first episode of The “Good Tourism” Podcast. About podcasts & how to subscribe to The “Good Tourism” Podcast [UPDATE November 8, 2017: The International Institute for Peace through Tourism has chosen five people from the world of travel & tourism to honour as […]

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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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Child sex tourism goes suburban, rural, online

Child sex tourism is moving away from red light districts and into the suburbs and country areas, and online.

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 […]

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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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“Historical moment” as tourism ethics code becomes a convention

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 […]

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