Articles tagged “responsible tourism”

Tour Operators

Intrepid Travel CEO Calls for More Advocacy in Tourism and Less Fixation on Numbers

As travel revives, industry leaders must address their sector's impact on the climate and on local communities. Otherwise, the sector risks attacks from the media and becoming a "poster child of something pretty negative," says the top boss of tour operator Intrepid.

Intrepid Travel CEO Calls for More Advocacy in Tourism and Less Fixation on Numbers

Overtourism

Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii

In a major departure from other tourism-dependent destinations, more than 60 percent of Hawaiian residents indicated they don't want visitors back on their islands. Covid worries? Yes. But the bigger fear is a return to overtourism. Can reforms happen without crushing the economy?

Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii

Online Travel

Intrepid Travel and Startup Local Purse Test Live Video Shopping for Travelers

It's an appealing idea to harness the growing trend in live-streamed e-commerce to support local artisans.

Intrepid Travel and Startup Local Purse Test Live Video Shopping for Travelers

Hotels

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Kudos to the two companies for coming out on top of The Wall Street Journal's ranking. But shame on the rest of the sector. Time to do better.

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Tourism

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Many tourism stakeholders in Asia are finally taking steps to tackle the climate change elephant in the room, but confusion over carbon offsetting is preventing the issue from being addressed swiftly and effectively. Meanwhile, the climate clock ticks on.

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Tourism

Everyone Has a Role to Play in Responsible Tourism, Say Adventure Travel Veterans

There is no magic bullet, but everyone has a job to do in protecting the most remote and precious destinations. Tour operators and guides must work together within their communities and with their competitors to create experiences that connect with guests — and send home passionate ambassadors to educate their communities.

Everyone Has a Role to Play in Responsible Tourism, Say Adventure Travel Veterans