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

Advertise Here 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 […]

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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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Australian shark tourism valuation method may be useful elsewhere

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

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 employed by […]

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Minister raises racism at South Africa Tourism Month launch

South Africa tourism minister raised racism at tourism month launch. Meanwhile, the many races of South Africa are represented in the Nelson Mandela University Choir. Source: GovernmentZA https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/35872724332/

An holistic focus on the socioeconomic benefits of tourism to communities is at the heart of South Africa Tourism Month, September 2017, which was launched last week. “This is why it is so vital to encourage South Africans to travel around their own country,” South Africa Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa said. “Not only will […]

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Was it time to act on measuring sustainable tourism a decade ago?

Opening of the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism

A high-level multilateral conference under the auspices of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has produced a declaration recognising the need to do something about measuring sustainable tourism (MST); determining tourism’s true contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The “Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism” says tourism ministers, statistical chiefs, and environmental officials […]

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