The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management has announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Uluru, formerly known in English as Ayer’s Rock, is an iconic sandstone rock formation that rises dramatically from the flat plains of Australia’s red centre. Kata Tjuta (“many heads”), 25 km to the west as […]Read More Why we are banning tourists from climbing Uluru
Advertise Here There are still many opportunities for Pacific Island states to take advantage of tourism for development, according to Ratnakar Adhikari and Joe Natuman writing for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The seafront of Port Vila, Vanuatu, bustles with activity. Traders – most of them women – call out to tourists wandering past, imploring them […]Read More Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty?
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 […]Read More World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism
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 Director Steve […]Read More #TravelEnjoyRespect video: “Beyond the great horizon”
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 […]Read More Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere
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 […]Read More Palau tackles over-tourism with responsible tourism