Terrorism and tourism’s diabolical relationship

Terrorism and tourism's diabolical relationship

Ayşegül Acar, research assistant at Karabük University, Turkey, and doctoral student at Istanbul University, explores the discomfiting relationship between terrorism and tourism in this “GT” Insight. Bombs exploding one after another, vehicles ploughing through masses of people, media coverage, and the responses of those in power; they all create tension, international conflict, disorder, and political […]

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The “Good Tourism” Podcast #2: How to be a plastic-free hotel in 15 minutes

plastic-free hotel

Advertise Here As co-founder of the not-for-profit Refill NOT Landfill in Cambodia, Christian de Boer claims a hotel can obliterate its reliance on plastic water bottles in about 15 minutes. All it takes is willpower, a signature, and a willingness to absorb or pass on about a dollar a day per guest. With more than […]

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Why we are banning tourists from climbing Uluru

climbing Uluru will be banned from 2019

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board of management has announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Uluru, formerly known in English as Ayer’s Rock, is an iconic sandstone rock formation that rises dramatically from the flat plains of Australia’s red centre. Kata Tjuta (“many heads”), 25 km to the west as […]

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Galapagos tourism threatens native wildlife

Galapagos tourism threatens wildlife. Image by By Agencia de Noticias ANDES (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr

While the Galapagos tourism industry relies on natural and historical and natural history attractions, it is also one of the threats to that same heritage … By Veronica Toral-Granda, PhD candidate, and Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, writing for The Conversation. Native species are particularly vulnerable on islands, because […]

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The “Good Tourism” Podcast #1: Geoffrey Lipman & the existential threat

Geoffrey Lipman joins David Gillbanks on the first "Good Tourism" Podcast

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 […]

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Lisbon locals face eviction in favour of trendy tourism, celebrities, short-term rentals

Lisbon tourism is booming. Locals are being indirectly forced out by trendy tourism and celebrities

Lisbon tourism is booming. Within a month of the “GT” Insight direct from Lisbon—”Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too” by Ricardo Oliveira—the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the negative impacts of trendy tourism on locals’ lifestyles. Carla da Cunha has a tight budget with which to find a new home in […]

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