What impact is our always connected society having on our ability to connect at a deeper level? Is this an issue tourism should be concerned with?
100 bloggers are writing a blog each over 100 days to raise funds for rhino conservation. Might the #justonerhino campaign show a way media and the travel industry can work together?
Is managed hunting part of the solution to the poaching of Southern Africa’s wildlife? And how does this fit with responsible tourism?
South Africa’s response to the poaching crisis affecting rhinoceros and other wild animals has lessons for anyone working in tourism – whatever issues they face.
What organisations ensure experiences with animals in tourism are responsible, whether on safari, in zoos, birdwatching, fishing, scuba diving, taking elephant rides, or whale watching?
Done right, safari is a very powerful tool for combining conservation with community development. And when you look at the various industry awards announced each year, one name keeps being repeated – Wilderness Safaris.
The rhinoceros is almost extinct. Lions, elephants and tigers are at risk too. But flick through a travel brochure, or browse a website selling trips to see such wildlife, and there will be little, if any, reference to how desperate the situation has become.
I co-wrote the award-winning ‘Clean Breaks – 500 new ways to see the world’ with Richard Hammond (founder of greentraveller). Rough Guides published it in 2009, and reprinted it in 2010 as ‘Great Escapes’. It’s sold around 30,000 copies to date.