Sustainable tourism

Tourism Dollars and Sustainable Land Use vs. Loss of Culture at the Gocta Falls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tourism Dollars and Sustainable Land Use vs. Loss of Culture at the Gocta Falls

This Slate story and the accompanying video are pretty interesting. They tell of a remote village in Peru whose people had been living in the shadow of a huge waterfall that no on else in the world knew about. Once it was “discovered” in 2005, tourism has become popular and the village has changed... »

Sustainable Tourism Innovations Awards – Nominate or Apply Before August 2

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sustainable Tourism Innovations Awards – Nominate or Apply Before August 2

As a relatively new field, ecotourism tends to attract entrepreneurs and innovators so you’ll have to be at the top of your game to win the International Ecotourism Society’s annual Innovation Leadership in Sustainable Tourism Award.  Good luck!  See details below. Media Contacts: The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) Ayako Ezaki, Director of Communications 202.503.5066... »

When Sustainable Tourism is at Odds with Sustainable Culture

Monday, June 7, 2010
When Sustainable Tourism is at Odds with Sustainable Culture

Sometimes, sustainable tourism is a good thing.  And sometimes, it’s a mask designed to demonstrate how progressive a country is when that country is in fact, catering to tourists more than to its own longtime culture and the health of its citizens.  The latter is exactly what seems to be happening in Bostwana now.... »

Bodhi Tree Foundation’s Goal of Sustainable Tourism

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Bodhi Tree Foundation’s Goal of Sustainable Tourism

Over the past year, two new foundations focused on sustainable tourism have been formed.  While in theory, this is great news for those of us who promote and believe in responsible, sustainable, socially-conscious, whatever you want to call it-tourism, there is also cause for slight concern. The Bodhi Tree Foundation was founded by Jena... »

New and Improved Host Our Coast 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
New and Improved Host Our Coast 2010

We told you about the Host Our Coast inaugural year last year.  Remember?  Well, DLITE is back and betta than eva!  This year, Host Our Coast is offering $15,000 to one lucky winner to travel around the Delmarva peninsula (that’s Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to you non-mid-atlantickers out there), for three months, blogging, vlogging,... »

Building from Scratch the Best Eco-Tourism Project in the History of the Universe

Monday, January 4, 2010
Building from Scratch the Best Eco-Tourism Project in the History of the Universe

After a particularly inspiring trip to Chile this holiday season, we are embarking on a plan to fulfill a long-awaiting dream of opening and operating our own ecotourism facility and program.  Yes, unless we get financial backing (dream on, sistah), this plan and its implementation may be many years in the making.  But, we... »

Galapagos: People or Eco-System and Do We Have to Choose?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Galapagos: People or Eco-System and Do We Have to Choose?

Simon Romero of the New York Times writes about the Galapagos Islands’ problem of overpopulation and increased immigration, a trend that is affecting the islands’ eco-system and contributing to the decision to place the islands on the United Nations’ list of endangered heritage sites in 2007. Increased tourism over the past two decades has... »

Mindréal: Traveling Mindfully in Montréal

Sunday, June 7, 2009
Mindréal: Traveling Mindfully in Montréal

The Mindful Tourist is thrilled to publish a guest post from Montréal writer Daniel Baylis.  Read on for some very fun stuff! “Bienvenue” or “Comment ça va? – just a couple of words you might hear when arriving in Montréal. The French flair of this city gives it a sexy, European feel, while its creative... »

Best of BT April

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Best of BT April

Since April’s Budget Travel includes an article titled “How it Pays to Be Green,” you might have thought it would be included in this edition of the Best of BT. You’d be wrong and we’ll explain the reasons behind its exclusion in another post coming soon. An article we really enjoyed was “Over the... »

Sustainable Tourism at its Finest: Protect the Cinque Terre

Friday, April 24, 2009
Sustainable Tourism at its Finest: Protect the Cinque Terre

With all the reading and research that goes into this blog (don’t laugh, we’re being serious!), it is rare that we come across something that immediately prompts us to start planning a trip complete with dates, travel arrangements, etc.  We read magazines, books, websites, and blogs all touting truly amazing places around the globe... »

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