Rural tourism: Delighting tourists, developing communities

Rural tourism in the Philippines at Banaue Rice Terraces.

At the Second International Rural Tourism Conference held in Anji County in Huzhou, China, July 16-18, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its report on International Rural Tourism Development: An Asia Pacific Perspective. Sponsored by Huzhou City, the report presents best practices and successful strategies in rural tourism development throughout Asia Pacific and showcases the […]

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Sri Lanka & Thailand slapped on biodiversity day

Yala leopard. Source: Amila Tennakoon https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakpura/15654125258

The former Director-General of Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) questioned whether Yala National Park can sustain tourism numbers skyrocketing more than 1,000% in seven years – from 48,368 visitors in 2008 to 545,007 in 2015. Dr Sumith Pilapitiya was tackling over-visitation and its consequences on biodiversity at an event to mark the International Day […]

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