Innovator Spotlight: developing community tourism in remote rural India

Maroon Migrates develops innovative responsible tourism experiences in the Indian state of Gujarat. For the first of our new style Spotlight, Jeremy Smith speaks to the company's founder, Nischal Barot, about how the company's approach to responsible tourism and the lessons he has learned along the way. What inspired you to create your business? My hometown is the source of my Inspiration. I am from the Narmada District of Gujarat. Returning home after my Masters in Environmental Science, I … [Read more...]

What will the tourism industry do about the spread of protests over hotel working conditions?

Some people clearly didn't read the script for World Tourism Day last month. Opened officially this year in the Maldives on September 27th.. the theme for 2013 was co-operation and water. Yet the Korean Federation of Private Service Workers marked the occasion by protesting in front of the country's ministry of culture and tourism over hotel working conditions. And in London, the Hotel Workers Union – a subsidiary of Unite - demonstrated outside the Radisson Edwardian Mayfair and the Holiday Inn … [Read more...]