In the last ten years, taxis went from being the quintessential form of transportation for tourists to a service that serves mainly the wealthy. With companies like Uber and Lyft challenging the way tourists travel, questions arise about the long term effects of commuting software, such as environmental impact, impact on the transportation industry of each city, and the sustainability of the business practices that are contributing to the success of these new companies.
GSTC Training Partner: PlayForest Cooperative
The PlayForest Cooperative is a cooperative of sustainable travel businesses designed to benefit local communities and local activists dedicated to the conservation of their forests and to provide genuine community-based natural tourism experiences to the visitors.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018), which is organized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) will take place in Kasane, Botswana, on December 7th-10th.
NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway Region Joins GSTC
May 2018 – NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway in Western Norway, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member.
Over the past decade, adventure travel has shifted from being less about adrenaline and more about learning and transformation. Indigenous tourism, also known as ethnic or tribal tourism, has been a particularly fast growing trend.
This article is a follow on from an earlier article on a TUI Cares initiative in Crete, Greece. LFE, a social enterprise based in Crete, is one of the organizations participating in this project.
Seeing the old Svan traditions in a fascinating and incredibly moving film Dede, filmed in a remote mountainous region of Svaneti, made me realised how little we know of this popular tourism destination in Georgia, and how this makes the relationship between the “hosts and the guests” pretty fragile.