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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Philippines tourism development & how to avoid more Boracays

Advertise Here Prominent Filipino writer and economist Dr Bernardo M Villegas is encouraged by the preliminary draft of the next Philippines tourism development plan because of its intent to develop low-density, community-based, and nature-based tourism and to promote the use of green technologies. However, in this “Good Tourism” Insight, Dr Villegas urges authorities to look […]

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Pollution plan cooked up at Kenya’s Lake Naivasha

Sunset at Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Source: Gopal Vijayaraghavan / Wikimedia

Nice places to live are nice places to visit. With Lake Naivasha tourism taking a hit due to pollution, a social enterprise has cooked up a plan to clean up the lake and provide cheap meals to local villagers. Report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Standing on a muddy patch on the shores of Lake […]

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How to make a hotel green & responsible: Get on with it!

How to make a hotel green & responsible: Just do it!

John Morris Williams, General Manager of the Luang Prabang View Hotel in Laos, shares a little of his 28 years’ experience initiating and driving common-sense measures at hotels and in host communities. Mr Williams makes it clear that he favours real action over expensive certification, believing that supply chain partners and guests are capable of […]

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