Category: Wellbeing

How an ex-coalmining town is turning to ecotourism to rebuild its economy

Dante, a Virginia town, is seeking to transform itself into a hub of ecotourism by nurturing the environment around it, and bring some of the natural beauty back to the community.

What should feminism in travel look like? Five influential women share their views

When it opened in Washington DC, Hotel Zena was billed as ‘the world’s first feminist hotel’. The Viceroy-owned property’s pink pool tables, artwork depicting Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

The big idea: is tourism bad for us?

Wanderlust may be surging once more – but will travel really help us find what we’re looking for?

Meet Bernanda Morales, a cultural leader keeping Costa Rica’s endangered Bribri culture alive

The Bribri leader explains how, in her village of Yorkin, just upriver from the Caribbean coast, she’s brought back the Bribri language from the brink of extinction, creating a sustainable tourism destination in the process.

Ecuador Court Gives Indigenous Groups a Boost in Mining and Drilling Disputes

The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the brakes on the president’s plan to increase oil production.

Tourism’s common challenge: How do we create ‘community shared value’?

Are there needs, wants, and desires common to all (or most) individuals within your community? How might travel & tourism serve them? In this “Good Tourism” Insight, K Michael Haywood explores the challenge all destinations face if they wish to create ‘community shared value’.

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