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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Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere

The economic value of shark tourism including white shark cage-diving in Australia

Advertise Here 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 […]

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Pantanal jaguar ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers for stock losses

Wildlife ecotourists willing to compensate ranchers

Most wildlife ecotourists in the Pantanal region of South America say they are willing to compensate cattle ranchers for livestock taken by wild jaguars. This is according to a new study, “The numbers of the beast: Valuation of jaguar (Panthera onca) tourism and cattle depredation in the Brazilian Pantanal”, by Fernando R. Tortato, Thiago J. Izzo, […]

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Whale shark tracking shows upside for Ningaloo ecotourism industry

Whale shark tourism. Whale shark Ningaloo ecotourism Western Australia. Source: ECOCEAN

Swimming with whale sharks could become a year-round ecotourism activity for the Ningaloo Coast region of Western Australia (WA), according to ECOCEAN research scientist Samantha Reynolds. By emphasising the potential for an economic activity, the Phys.org story is a refreshing hint at how an environmentalist cause can ally with science and the tourism industry. Reynolds […]

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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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