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5 Ways Global Tourism Must Rethink Its Influence as an Industry

Recommendations of Dr. Mordecai Ogada on how tourism must “build back better.”

Universities partner to drive youth involvement in sustainable tourism in Africa

African universities and tourism associations have embarked on a partnership with British counterparts to develop youth involvement and innovation in sustainable tourism initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.

How a vacation to Hawaii can be relaxing for tourists – and harmful to its residents

As it exists now, the powerful tourism industry dictates the lives of Native Hawaiians, often for the worse.

Costa Rica Stands Out in Solidarity Tourism

Costa Rican Network of Accessible Tourism won the "Solidarity Tourism" Award in the Awards for Sustainable and Social Tourism in Ibero-America.

U.S. tourists willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods in Hawaiʻi

Tourists to Hawaiʻi from the continental U.S. are willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods while on vacation.

As countries ranging from Indonesia to Mexico aim to attract digital nomads, locals say ‘not so fast’

Should your community welcome digital nomads – individuals who work remotely, allowing them freedom to bounce from country to country?

The Wellness Director Making the Maldives Accessible for Travelers With Disabilities

Despite its popular attractions, the Maldives is mostly off-limits to travelers with disabilities. But that's about to change, thanks to a groundbreaking accessibility initiative at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.

Tourism New Zealand Launches First Campaign In Two Years That’s Aimed At Enriching Experiences

Amid New Zealand’s reopening of its borders with certain travel requirements, Tourism New Zealand has launched a campaign centered on the natural and cultural splendors of the country that is known in the Māori language as Aotearoa.

Covid gave Southeast Asia a break from overtourism. Now what?

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic brought international travel to a halt, most countries in Southeast Asia have reopened their borders with minimal requirements for vaccinated travelers. Millions arrived over the summer, fueled by pent-up wanderlust. The return of these tourists is a relief for an economically battered region — but it comes with its own costs.

The Perils of “Giving Back” and a Tourism Model that Actually Supports Communities

Giving back is a great concept buut not always effective. Travelers tend to be disconnected from those foundational building blocks that drew them to a certain destination in the first place.

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