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

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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 a decade’s […]

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Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty?

Can tourism alleviate Pacific poverty? Port Vila, Vanuatu, from the War Memorial, 2006. By Phillip Capper (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APort_Vila%2C_Vanuatu%2C_from_the_War_Memorial%2C_1_June_2006_-_Flickr_-_PhillipC.jpg

Advertise Here There are still many opportunities for Pacific Island states to take advantage of tourism for development, according to Ratnakar Adhikari and Joe Natuman writing for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The seafront of Port Vila, Vanuatu, bustles with activity. Traders – most of them women – call out to tourists wandering past, imploring them […]

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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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Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy

Successful sustainable tourism is NOT all about the environment, society, economy

Successful sustainable tourism is not only about environmental, social, and economic imperatives; it’s about marketing too! In other words, successful sustainability strategies solve problems for customers. So argues James McGregor, Founder & CEO of Blue Tribe, in this “GT” Insight. I have a confession to make. Sometimes when I travel for business or pleasure I […]

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Civita di Bagnoregio, the tourism town on the edge of extinction

Tourism town on the edge of survival Civita di Bagnoregio. By evondue via Pixabay. https://pixabay.com/en/civita-di-bagnoregio-latium-2286541/

Since becoming the first Italian town to charge an entry fee, tourist numbers to Civita di Bagnoregio have exploded from 40,000 annually four years ago to a forecast 850,000 this year. In 2017, the hill-top hamlet will “welcome” visitors at a ratio of 85,000 to one full-time resident. Signposted as “Civita, The Town That Is […]

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