Thailand to help neighbours with community-based tourism

Thailand to offer CBT help to Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan leveraging examples such as Ban Rai Kong Khing

Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) has agreed to help develop community-based tourism (CBT) in Laos, Cambodia, and, possibly, Bhutan. According to the Bangkok Post, “this will be the first time the three countries are working closely with Thailand specifically on CBT development, after joining forces on cross-border tourism, logistics and connectivity, 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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Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too

Why "We Hate Tourism Tours" and why you should too

With its provocative name and maverick spirit, We Hate Tourism Tours (WHTT) has attracted plenty of consumer press and travel blog attention since it started facilitating authentic experiences in Lisbon, Portugal eight years ago. In this “GT” Insight, WHTT’s “philosopher-in-chief” Ricardo Oliveira considers WHTT’s unorthodox approach in the context of tourism’s “new reality”. We Hate Tourism […]

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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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Green Games for a blue planet? Rio 2016 one year on

Sustainable business consultant Ariane Janér witnessed first-hand how the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games affected the Brazilian city she calls home. In this “GT” Insight, Ms Janér reflects on Rio 2016 and summarises its potential, its positives, its broken promises, and its missed opportunities. One year has gone by since the 2016 Rio Olympic […]

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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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