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.
Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change, also considering that its impacts are seriously deteriorating many destinations.” Says Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, in an interview for Travel Weekly.
The signing of a new agreement between Rewilding Europe and SKUA Nature Group will boost nature-based tourism and wildlife photography offerings across multiple rewilding areas.
Rewilding Europe and SKUA will work together to develop professional wildlife watching operations in Rewilding Europe’s rewilding areas, thereby supporting local economies.
Travel agents are still promoting tourist attractions that are cruel to animals, according to research by Which? Travel. Many of the big names, including Tui, Trailfinders and Expedia, claim to be hot on the issue of animal welfare, but continue to sell tickets to unethical wildlife facilities.
“Book hotels and excursions that have passed certain sustainability accreditations… the Global Sustainable Tourism Council is one to look for…” Writes Charley Ross for HuffPost UK.
Read the full article on Huffington Post website: 9 Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Footprint While Travelling
Technology has been quickly evolving into many markets such as clothing, food, health, home, and hotels are certainly no exception. As the industry is disrupted by more privatized options such as Airbnb and VRBO, Bloomberg reports that technology has become “top of mind for hotels,” as they seek to compete by providing amenities and new services for luxury vacationers and business travelers.
Major players in Asia’s bustling tourism industry have a duty to uphold and protect the region’s natural and cultural resources and to create a net-positive impact on destinations and the people living in them.