Oman ecotourism an investment target

Oman ecotourism a target for investment

Oman ecotourism is set to receive an injection of development funds after the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to develop ecotourism in nature reserves. A committee involving MECA and MoT was formed earlier this year to prepare strategies and plans for the […]

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August 15, 2017

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Botswana boards the bandwagon of ecotourism & sustainable tourism

Rifai & Muohi discuss training and sustainable tourism Botswana

Botswana has no choice but to practice ecotourism and sustainable tourism, according to University of Botswana Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Kgomotso Moahi who was speaking at a public lecture organised by the Botswana Tourism Organisation and the University of Botswana (UB). UNWTO Secretary General Dr Taleb Rifai was the guest speaker at the July 26 […]

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Cambodia vows to expand & improve community-based ecotourism services

Cambodia community-based ecotourism. Cambodia hard work in the rice paddies. Kevin Evans/AusAID, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACambodia_-_Working_in_the_rice_paddies_(10678730813).jpg

An inter-ministerial working group has vowed to expand and improve Cambodia’s community-based ecotourism services, reports Khmer Times. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said there are about 2,000 fishing and forest communities nationwide, but only a few are serving the tourism sector. “Some areas are trying but are not running proper tourism services, while we think there […]

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Lynx between a species’ reintroduction & ecotourism?

Species reintroduction ecotourism. Eurasian lynx in winter coat. By Tom Bech via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/viatorius/8603098728

The reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx into European countries has resulted in new industries such as wildlife tourism and ecotourism; “breathing new economic life into remote rural communities”. So says the Lynx UK Trust, which last week updated stakeholders on its proposed trial reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest of Northumberland in […]

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Great Barrier Reef tourism reprieve but resorts in trouble

Great Barrier Reef tourism. A variety of colourful corals on Flynn Reef near Cairns. By Toby Hudson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11137678

Great Barrier Reef tourism operators hope UNESCO’s decision not to list the natural wonder “in danger” will reverse a drop in visitor numbers, according to a Courier Mail story. “UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee endorsed Australia’s Reef 2050 plan to protect the iconic asset, avoiding ­international embarrassment for the $6.4 billion-a-year tourist drawcard. “However, the WHC […]

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Is Antarctica the best managed tourism destination in the world?

Whale are another reason Antarctic tourism might be the best in the world

Is Antarctic tourism the best in the world? In terms of sustainability, Dr Thomas Bauer, Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Tourism at Central Queensland University, thinks it is. In this “Good Tourism” Insights contribution, Dr Bauer explains what Antarctica can teach the rest of the world. Sustainability has become the catchphrase of the early part of the […]

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