Hawai’i Tourism Boom 2018

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

#MeTourism

Hashtags As we begin 2018, Marianna Sigala (@mariannasigala) proposes a new hashtag and concept to review current tourism trends, in particular the rise of #MeTourism (which in this case does not stand for tourism in Maine). Sigala’s critique of selfies and social media sites is spot on. Something has changed that has been abetted by technology. …

Wildlife Tourism

Buzzwords Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats. Elsewhere on the Web Responsible wildlife volunteering Home Embedded Tweets Contact GWP for a webex link. pic.twitter.com/p9azTHZ4cg — Louise Twining-Ward (@louisetw) October 20, 2017 Planeta.com Wildlife Wildlife Tourism Australia Conversations The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Planeta.com’s Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

New Publication: Indigenous Tourism Guidelines

Cover G Adventures has published guidelines intended to improve the well-being of Indigenous communities through tourism. Indigenous People and the Travel Industry: Global Good Practice Guidelines were developed over the course of a year by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation—are intended for use by travel companies …

Tourism Trends 11.2017 Suzanne Becken

Kudos to Suzanne Becken for recording this video, a greeting for the World Travel Market, a snapshot of tourism trends in 2017. YouTube Twitter https://twitter.com/SusanneBecken Tweets by SusanneBecken Key Links Lecture by Professor Susanne Becken, Griffith University, Australia at the WTM 2017 in London(link is external) Interview with Faith Taylor at the World Travel & …

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 …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …