Freya Higgins-Desbiolles: Thoughts on Sustainable Tourism

Photo New publication: Tourism Management Perspectives January 2018 Special Issue: Top Tourism Thoughts Sustainable tourism: Sustaining tourism or something more? Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (@freyahd) Abstract: Tourism today has a problem. It is addicted to growth, which is incompatible with sustainability goals. Despite three decades discussing pathways to sustainable tourism, tourism authorities continue to promote tourism growth …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …

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. …

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 was 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 & …