Going off track to find the right path for Himalayan tourism

Vandana Vijay’s Offbeat Tracks launched in 2016 to spread the concept of experiential travel and sustainable community-based ecotourism in India, especially among rural communities in the Himalayas. In this “GT” Insight, Ms Vijay offers examples of how she translates her travel & tourism philosophy into action. Over the past one year we have worked inch […]

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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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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

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 Rome’s Colosseum […]

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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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