The keys to managing growth and sustainable tourism governance

Dr Noel Scott was the lead author of the UNWTO special report on managing growth and sustainable tourism governance in Asia and the Pacific.

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) […]

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“Historical moment” as tourism ethics code becomes a convention

Advertise Here The member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have approved the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. This is based on the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (PDF 787 KB) and is, according to a UNWTO press release upon which this post is based, the first international convention initiated […]

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Tourism growth is not the enemy: UNWTO boss

Tourism growth is not the enemy according to UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai

In response to an increasing number of reports about “tourism-phobia”, the the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), August 15, released an opinion piece by its Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, arguing that tourism growth is not the enemy; it’s how we manage it that counts. As an economic activity, travel and tourism is relatively young; yet it […]

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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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Botswana boards the bandwagon of ecotourism & sustainable tourism

Rifai & Muohi discuss training and sustainable tourism Botswana

Botswana has no choice but to practice ecotourism and sustainable tourism, according to University of Botswana Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Kgomotso Moahi who was speaking at a public lecture organised by the Botswana Tourism Organisation and the University of Botswana (UB). UNWTO Secretary General Dr Taleb Rifai was the guest speaker at the July 26 […]

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Collective action, data are main challenges to fighting child sex tourism

global child sex tourism study

Failure of collective action and a chronic lack of robust data constitute the main challenges to eliminate child sex tourism according to Offenders on the Move: Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel & Tourism 2016. Two weeks ago, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) HQ in Madrid hosted a “transition meeting […]

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July 29, 2017

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