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overtourism

Bruges is latest EU city to announce new rules to avoid overtourism

Mayor of Bruges, Dirk De fauw, announces new rules to limit the flow of visitors, so levels do not become unsustainable, and to avoid Bruges becoming like ‘Disneyland’.

tourism concern

Tourism Concern archive now freely available on Travindy

The majority of Tourism Concern’s website content can now be found on Travindy, ensuring it will be freely and easily available for anyone, always.

turtles

Celebrating World Sea Turtle Day: interview with Brad Nahill, Co-Founder & President, SEE Turtles

Chi Lo speaks with Brad Nahill, Co-Founder & President of SEE Turtles, which protects endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts

latest news

climate change

UK becomes first G7 nation to introduce 2050 net zero carbon emissions law

The UK Parliament fast-tracked an amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008, on 12 June, to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 – in just 30 years’ time.

UNWTO report finds little commitment to sustainability in most national tourism policies

sustainability reporting

EU’s first ‘sustainable aviation’ fuel production plant to open 2022

aviation

Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism now GSTC-recognised

certification

Canadian firm, Eagle Eye Adventures, awarded the first WCA global responsible whale watching certification

certification

Spain’s Balearic Islands first destination to adopt UN Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development

sustainable development

Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

Rail Travel

Opinion & Columnists

community based tourism

Community-based tourism: a transparent alternative to voluntourism

By Rebecca Waller resilience

Building social and ecological resilience to face environmental threats: a story from the Triem Tay village

By Ángela Rodríguez destination management

Tourism in Jordan: threat or opportunity for the country?

By Florie Thielin volunteering

How to control your NG egO when volunteering overseas

By Claire Bennett Responsible Consumption

How a 19th-Century British economist can explain today’s challenges in sustainable travel and hospitality

By Grant Behnke overtourism

How are New Orleans and Las Vegas coping with overtourism?

By Leah Nelson destination management

Why Santorini Urgently Needs a Sustainable Tourism Plan

By Michael Ermogenis Urban Tourism

Seoul promotes fair and sustainable urban tourism

By Catherine Germier-Hamel social media

Will we Instagram our way to total destruction?

By Matthew Jones

latest research

UNWTO sustainability reporting

UNWTO report finds little commitment to sustainability in most national tourism policies

Although all tourism policies mention sustainable tourism, only 55% go beyond making a cursory reference to it

Airbnb promotes social inequality in Iceland, finds new research

sharing economy

Contribute to World Bank Group review of Nature-based tourism tools and resources

Nature tourism

Connecting students with Antarctic researchers using Telepresence

education

Building social and ecological resilience to face environmental threats: a story from the Triem Tay village

resilience

New report finds wildlife attractions in Bali are a living hell for animals

captivity

CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

climate change

How can the sustainability of the hotel’s product improve customer retention?

Guests

Responsible travel raises questions about turtle hatcheries

turtles

Interviews

turtles

Celebrating World Sea Turtle Day: interview with Brad Nahill, Co-Founder & President, SEE Turtles

Chi Lo speaks with Brad Nahill, Co-Founder & President of SEE Turtles, which protects endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts

impact travel

How to build a purpose-led travel company – Interview with Eliza Raymond, co-founder GOOD Travel

GOOD Travel was founded in 2013 to promote and facilitate travel that has a positive impact, through only working with tourism businesses that are making a positive impact on the community, environment, and economy. Jeremy Smith speaks to its co-founder, Eliza Raymond

resilience

Building social and ecological resilience to face environmental threats: a story from the Triem Tay village

An Nhien Farm is a clear example of how regenerative tourism takes place in the middle of the Vietnamese tourist track. Get inspired!

training

Developing women leaders for tourism: interview with Carole Favre, founder Fabulous Tourism Academy

New online teaching and transformational platform is designed to grow women and their businesses.

interview

The evolution of tourism after the Vietnam War: challenges and opportunities in a booming industry

We speak with Dang Xuan Son to learn how Vietnam opened for tourism after the war and what are the main challenges and solutions to achieve a more sustainable industry in the country.

plastic

The organisation that’s helping hotels go plastic free

The founder of Travel Without Plastic explains how her organisation aims to help hotels avoid 1 billion items of single use plastic by 2020