Global Goals

Buzzwords 2019 Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference #Tourism4SDGs19 Global Goals = Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4 …

Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development. The goal is that development meet the needs of the present visitors and locals while protecting future …

Sustainability

Buzzwords Definitions abound about what constitutes sustainable development, yet we see only a handful of successful applications. Is sustainable development a buzzword or a concept that has the potential to mature? When institutions highlight ‘sustainable development,’ they rarely share materials in a timely manner and even less so with the interested reader in mind. The …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair It takes time to read any game and what helps most is understanding who the players are and how they interact with one another. It’s all about understanding the expectations and responsibilities. This is straight-forward in sports and most games, but somehow in the politics of tourism and conservation, it’s precisely …

Recyclables

Roofdog: Does it matter? Recyclables = a substance or object that can be recycled Headlines https://lifehacker.com/please-rinse-your-recyclables-1825471366 https://lifehacker.com/how-to-rinse-your-recyclables-without-wasting-water-1826764672 RoofDog Does it matter if I toss trash in the recyclables bin? = ¿Importa si yo arrojo la basura en la papelera de materiales reciclables? Planeta.com Recycling

Recycling

Photo: Recycled glass Recycling is one of the most important tasks for those interested in greening trade and improving responsible travel. Benefits Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy usage. Flickr Recycling Headlines https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/more-recycling-wont-solve-plastic-pollution Embedded Tweets #HolidayRecycling Tip 4: Do not toss your old phone or tablet in with the recycling. Check with …

Carbon Footprint

Photo Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc. Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global? French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du …

Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States

Poster: Conference In the framework of the 2017 UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wishes to provide a platform for tourism professionals, academics and practitioners from other SIDS and the region to discuss an integrated practical approach to sustainable tourism. For this event, the …