Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The only non-male panel at ITB CSR Day, 9 March 2018. Still pretty imbalanced.
Exactly a year ago after ITB Berlin 2017, I wrote White Men in Suits and Sustainable Tourism for PATA’s Sustainability Blog, referring to the nationality, race and gender imbalance of speakers at ITB, but also at other conferences and events in the tourism industry.
First the bad news. A study published last year shows “green” is the least important attribute for selecting a hotel, when compared to attributes such as price, brand, location, technology/internet, star level, and transportation options.
The documentary “Planet Earth” is one of the most captivating and awe-inspiring documentaries to tell the tale of the circle of life. The highly-rated and award nominated series is an educational resource for nature enthusiasts and wildlife observers, and is also a source of travel inspiration for people who want to witness the show’s content in real life.
The Travel Corporation has partnered with World Animal Protection to reshape the experiences the company offers to be more animal-friendly and support the phase-out of cruel activities, including bullfights, captive whale and dolphin attractions and, most significantly, removing elephant rides and shows from their trips visiting Thailand.
Slum Tourism: is it ethical? It is difficult to find someone that can answer this question from both a professional and an academic background. However, Tamara Ramos finds the perfect fit: Elisa Spampinato.
People Award finalists Cayuga Collection
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s 2018 Global Summit takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April and will look at destination management and sustainable jobs amongst other issues.
Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, China.. Credit: By Jialiang Gao, www.peace-on-earth.org – Original Photograph via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
What do all these ideas have in common—a tax on carbon, big investments in renewable energy, a livable minimum wage, and freely accessible healthcare? The answer is that we need all of them, but even taken together they’re utterly insufficient to redirect humanity away from impending catastrophe and toward a truly flourishing future.
ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – has recruited a new director who will step into the position from June. Madhu Rajesh has been appointed and will follow on from Fran Hughes as director.