Building on the work ABTA and its Members have been undertaking on human rights, ABTA has signed up to the Roundtable for Human Rights in Tourism. This is a multi-stakeholder alliance of civil society organisations, tour operators and travel associations dedicated to respecting human rights.
IUCN, has published new “Guidelines on Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas”. Produced by Yu-Fai Leung, Anna Spencely, Glen Hvenegaard and Ralf Buckley, leading experts of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group, with the support of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf the Federal German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, as well as North Carolina State University.
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