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 […]Read More Oman ecotourism an investment target
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 […]Read More Botswana boards the bandwagon of ecotourism & sustainable tourism
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 […]Read More Cambodia vows to expand & improve community-based ecotourism services
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 […]Read More Lynx between a species’ reintroduction & ecotourism?
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 […]Read More Great Barrier Reef tourism reprieve but resorts in trouble
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 […]Read More Is Antarctica the best managed tourism destination in the world?