Articles tagged “elephant tourism”

The Future of Elephant Tourism Will Be Showcased in This Nepalese Village

The Future of Elephant Tourism Will Be Showcased in This Nepalese Village

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It seems far-fetched that a tiny village in Nepal that depends on elephant-back safaris could one day be a million-dollar profit attraction. If this initiative works, it’s a great day for tourism communities.

4 months ago

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Raini Hamdi, Skift

New players create unique tours such as an inside look at the disappearing trades of Singapore. If they aren’t encouraged and supported, the city’s inbound travel agencies could disappear.

6 months ago

Stricter Guidelines on Elephant Tourism Put Thai Travel Agents in Quandary

Stricter Guidelines on Elephant Tourism Put Thai Travel Agents in Quandary

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The Association of British Travel Agents is recommending something that does not exist yet. Only a handful of 250 elephant camps in Thailand are observation-only, with many still offering rides and bathing with elephants. What’s an inbound travel agency to do? Where should the elephants go if everyone follows this suggestion, well-meaning as it is? The debate continues.

6 months ago

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Given the complexity of Asian elephant tourism, it's natural for rifts to form. A lot of people want to do the right thing, but there are many issues that are still up in the air — and a lot of business is at stake.

6 months ago