Tourism businesses specializing in excursions to rural destinations seemingly could benefit from a boom in guests—if they play their cards right. So have such companies been able to conduct successful tours in the midst of a pandemic?
Note: See end of article for new policy update When Malia Everette came back from Cuba in 1991, one word summarized her feelings about the experience: inspired. “I saw a nation doing so much to steward their social successes over decades of socialism, with so little in terms of material resources,” said Everette, founder and […]
Traveling can be a huge boon to developing communities. Tourism brings jobs, knowledge, and new experiences, and it gives the communities a chance to strut their stuff before the rest of the world. As travelers, it is our responsibility to ensure our travels are truly beneficial to local communities, and that we leave a positive […]
It’s time for vacation. You might be dreaming of secluded beaches, or bustling cities, or mountainsides lush with foliage. No matter what, you’re skipping town and you’re excited. Of course, there’s a lot of planning to be done before you can hit the road. This is especially true if you’re an eco-conscious traveler who wants […]
The first global gathering of Green Destinations was held last month in Ljubljana, Slovenia – Europe’s current Green Capital. It tied in with Global Green Destinations Day – the only day dedicated specifically to celebrating sustainable tourism worldwide. The event brought together representatives from more than a third of the top 100 most sustainable destinations, […]
In any tourism destination, the local population must possess the capacity to maximize the benefits of increased visitation. Investments in sustainable development must be accompanied by investments in local education, especially in nations where funding for education is limited. Without such investments, it will remain difficult achieve positive and sustainable, regional economic development, as well […]