Professor Geoffrey Lipman joined David Gillbanks on Skype, Thursday, to record the first episode of The “Good Tourism” Podcast. About podcasts & how to subscribe to The “Good Tourism” Podcast [UPDATE November 8, 2017: The International Institute for Peace through Tourism has chosen five people from the world of travel & tourism to honour as “Global Ambassadors […]Read More The “Good Tourism” Podcast #1: Geoffrey Lipman & the existential threat
Advertise Here 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 […]Read More Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too
A special report on Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific was launched by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at its 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, China last week. For this “GT” Insight, The “Good Tourism” Blog corresponded with the lead author of the report, Griffith Institute of Tourism (GIFT) […]Read More The keys to managing growth and sustainable tourism governance
The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate over-tourism, November 7, at WTM London 2017. While senior figures prepare their talking points, the Micronesian archipelago of Palau is making moves now to combat the phenomenon. According to Republic of Palau President Tommy E Remengasau, Jr, in his introductory message for the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy […]Read More Palau tackles over-tourism with responsible tourism
The Philippines’ oldest and largest commercial conglomerate, Ayala Corporation, has revealed its interest in inclusive tourism to tap into a tax incentive offered by the Philippines government. On the sidelines of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit in Manila yesterday, Ayala Corp Managing Director Paolo Borromeo told Business Mirror that his company would look into inclusive […]Read More Will a tax incentive boost inclusive tourism in the Philippines?
Protests by residents and lobbying by hoteliers are forcing governments globally to toughen their stance on the accommodation sharing economy. Spain’s Balearic Islands has announced it will penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros (~US$47,000). Renting apartments without a licence was banned in the Balearic Islands in […]Read More Residents, authorities, hoteliers grapple with global sharing economy