Vatican proclaims support for sustainable tourism “with a human touch”

Vatican sustainable tourism

The Vatican, via its Catholic News Agency, has proclaimed its support for responsible travel and sustainable tourism by urging tourists to “remember the human person and the environment in their travels, treating people and things with respect”. Cardinal Peter Turkson wrote: “Holiday time cannot be a pretext either for irresponsibility or for exploitation: in fact, […]

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Philippines tourism development & how to avoid more Boracays

Prominent Filipino writer and economist Dr Bernardo M Villegas is encouraged by the preliminary draft of the next Philippines tourism development plan because of its intent to develop low-density, community-based, and nature-based tourism and to promote the use of green technologies. However, in this “Good Tourism” Insight, Dr Villegas urges authorities to look to Spain […]

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Minister raises racism at South Africa Tourism Month launch

South Africa tourism minister raised racism at tourism month launch. Meanwhile, the many races of South Africa are represented in the Nelson Mandela University Choir. Source: GovernmentZA https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/35872724332/

An holistic focus on the socioeconomic benefits of tourism to communities is at the heart of South Africa Tourism Month, September 2017, which was launched last week. “This is why it is so vital to encourage South Africans to travel around their own country,” South Africa Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa said. “Not only will […]

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Caribbean tourism, fishing, farming bears brunt of climate change: CCCCC

Caribbean tourism climate change. Hurricane Felix

Small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defences against a raft of future disasters, according to Ulric Trotz, deputy director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). Fishing and farming communities living in coastal areas as well the tourism industry, which is vital for Caribbean economies, often […]

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July 29, 2017

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Collective action, data are main challenges to fighting child sex tourism

global child sex tourism study

Failure of collective action and a chronic lack of robust data constitute the main challenges to eliminate child sex tourism according to Offenders on the Move: Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel & Tourism 2016. Two weeks ago, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) HQ in Madrid hosted a “transition meeting […]

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July 29, 2017

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Hotels train staff to read signs of modern slavery

modern slavery hotels. Old-school room keys.

Adult guests who check in with a child, repeat cash bookings, or late check-ins without luggage could all be signs of modern slavery under guidance newly issued to staff at a British hotel chain. The 400 staff at Shiva hotels—from receptionists to human resources staff to cleaners—will be trained as part of a company-wide campaign […]

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