Earlier this month, representatives of all sectors of the US snowsports industry sent a letter to the White House – calling for strong climate action in Paris.
That tourism uses a lot of water is hardly news. Daily fresh towels. Infinity swimming pools. Golf courses surrounded by desert. The endless irrigation of hotel grounds to keep them
Tourism has to stop seeing its environmental goal as simply taking less resources. Instead it must develop a role that is restorative. The aim should not be to take less, but rather to create more.
Rather than dismissing golf for its negative impacts, those working for more sustainable tourism should seek out its more positive stories and champion them
It’s easy to excite tourists about your efforts to act more responsibly if you can connect your work with their pleasure. All it takes is a good story.
Homesharing website airbnb is publicising findings claiming homesharing is more sustainable than saying in green hotels. So why hasn’t it released the report?
Andean Lodges develops sustainable tourism itineraries in the remote Andes in partnership with indigenous rural communities otherwise excluded from society. The company’s administrative manager Juan Carlos Flores speaks to Jeremy Smith about the challenges in developing sustainable tourism in such a hard to reach region.
Travel blogger conference TBEX has removed a dolphin tour from its programme. Despite objecting to the very existence of such tours, I am not sure how pleased I am.
Issues around tourism and dolphins, elephants and orphanages have been in press recently. How should smart travel companies respond?
Surtrek runs luxury travel experiences across South America. jeremy Smith spoke to its founder Alfonso Tandazo about his inspirations, challenges and ideas.