“Good Tourism” news from Oceania

“Good Tourism” posts based upon, or inspired by, interesting stories and feature articles from Australasia and Oceania; 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.

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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#TravelEnjoyRespect video: “Beyond the great horizon”

#TravelEnjoyRespect video "Beyond the great horizon"

Advertise Here The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA), Malaysia has released a video promoting #TravelEnjoyRespect to help convey the message of how tourism can contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 3.5-minute music video (embedded below) was the concept of Pacific Asia Tourism Managing […]

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Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere

The economic value of shark tourism including white shark cage-diving in Australia

A socio-economic survey methodology that recently estimated the direct economic contribution of shark tourism in Australia may be a useful tool for estimating the value of wildlife tourism and ecotourism in other destinations. For destinations keen to understand more about the economic value of their own ecotourism and wildlife tourism products, the methodology employed by […]

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Palau tackles over-tourism with responsible tourism

Palau tackles over-tourism via responsible tourism and sustainable tourism

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate over-tourism, November 7, at WTM London 2017. While senior figures prepare their talking points, the Micronesian archipelago of Palau is making moves now to combat the phenomenon. According to Republic of Palau President Tommy E Remengasau, Jr, in his introductory message for the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy […]

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September 12, 2017

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South Pacific, UNDP “green tourism” partnership

South Pacific, UNDP “green tourism” partnership

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to promote “green tourism” in the South Pacific. A Letter of Agreement (LOA) was signed between the two agencies in Suva, Fiji last week outlining a commitment to “take responsible approaches through energy, water and waste reduction” and to “contribute to […]

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Whale shark tracking shows upside for Ningaloo ecotourism industry

Whale shark tourism. Whale shark Ningaloo ecotourism Western Australia. Source: ECOCEAN

Swimming with whale sharks could become a year-round ecotourism activity for the Ningaloo Coast region of Western Australia (WA), according to ECOCEAN research scientist Samantha Reynolds. By emphasising the potential for an economic activity, the Phys.org story is a refreshing hint at how an environmentalist cause can ally with science and the tourism industry. Reynolds […]

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August 31, 2017

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