Articles tagged “wildlife”

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

If you're reading the papers, Zimbabwe's economy looks like a disaster from the outside. But it offers one of the most interesting tourism experiences in Africa at the moment, and intrepid travelers have taken note.

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Tourism

A Better Approach to Building a Sustainable Tourism Company

Sustainable tourism, while looking nice on paper, is still extremely difficult to execute making Basecamp's approach to integrate a business and non-profit is one worth examining.

A Better Approach to Building a Sustainable Tourism Company

Tourism

Cayman Islands sea turtle tourist trap is, surprise, not so good to turtles

The desire to get up close and personal with wildlife often results in bizarre encounters like this where visitors pose with the creatures, toss them back in the holding pens, then go eat one of their cousins in a nearby cafeteria.

Cayman Islands sea turtle tourist trap is, surprise, not so good to turtles

Tourism

Kenya battles wildlife poachers in order to keep safari tourists coming

The math is simple: One industry is sustainable, the other isn't. But try telling that to people who can make a quick buck and move on before they need to deal with the consequences.

Kenya battles wildlife poachers in order to keep safari tourists coming

Tourism

Why wildlife protection in Zimbabwe relies on the growth of safari tourism

A recent decision by the Indian court reinforces the truth that the absence of tourism leaves animals vulnerable to mining and hunting industries, which are much less concerned with wildlife welfare.

Why wildlife protection in Zimbabwe relies on the growth of safari tourism

Tourism

Wildlife bookings take a hit following India’s ban on tourism in tiger reserves

Tour operators and OTAs are used to a large number of winter reservations coming in by now, but they say bookings are down 15-20% from last year and fear India will be seen as unreliable to foreign tourists.

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10 destinations where the wildlife is almost too close for comfort

These parks and sanctuaries are set up so tourists can safely chase rhinos on foot, watch polar bears migrate, or dive with sea creatures without endangering themselves or the animals.