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Sustainable tourism for sustainable development

Sustainable tourism for sustainable development

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and Asia is one of the hottest destinations. Though it generates sizable economic effects, there is a growing recognition that tourism is a double-edged sword. For example, large numbers of tourists can seriously damage the natural and cultural heritage of destinations. However, there are plenty of options available to policymakers to promote sustainable tourism which benefit both visitors and hosts.

Tackling Overtourism

Helpful article from Jonathan Tourtellot about hashtag#overtourism: https://lnkd.in/ey8nypv in National Geographic Traveler. Useful advice for travelers. The issues highlighted in the article — overcrowding, waste management, degradation of local cultural and nature-based heritage, overwhelmed transport, rising rents, etc — are issues that can be mitigated (or prevented in emerging destinations) and controlled with sensible local […]

The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

April 21st, 2017 This week, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, described the progress and priorities of the Bank in a session at the Center for Global Development on The Challenge and Logic of Greater Financing for Africa. The President presented his “High Fives”: Not surprising, tourism was not mentioned as a priority […]

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits

Rwanda Tourism growing double digits BY PROF. WOLFGANG THOME, ETN EAST AFRICA | SEP 06, 2013 in eTurboNews Data released in Kigali yesterday show a continued and sustained growth of the country’s tourism sector. During the first half of 2013 the tourism industry’s revenues grew by 11 percent while tourist numbers rose by 14 percent […]

Obama Administration Tourism Strategy is Working

Obama Administration Tourism Strategy is Working

The US Department of Commerce announced today that the President’s January Executive Order and May release of the country’s National Travel and Tourism Strategy, international tourism and spending have increased substantially. In a White House press release issued today, the Administration said the following: “The Obama Administration’s number one priority is to strengthen our economy, […]

Business Travel Spending over $1 trillion driven by emerging markets

Business Travel Spending over $1 trillion driven by emerging markets

Very interesting article in Travel Daily News online, Tuesday, July 24th, 2012: The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), released the 4th annual comprehensive report analyzing the current state of global business travel spend and growth projections for the next five years. The GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual […]

ASEAN Tourism Country Reports and Presentations 2011

ASEAN Tourism Country Reports and Presentations 2011

Imtiaz Muqbil, Editor and Publisher of the Travel Impact Newswire just posted the following set of very useful reports from the ASEAN Tourism Forum. Check out the reports and Imtiaz’s comprehensive reporting in his newsletter. ASEAN Tourism Country Reports & Presentations 2011 IMTIAZ MUQBIL The following reports on the tourism situation of 8 of the […]

Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?

Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?

Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?中国游客出境游的目的地和时间选择 By Scott Wayne and Anna Xie 斯科特.韦恩和谢安娜 According to a recent report by the China Tourism Academy (CTA), in the first half of 2011, approximately 32 million Chinese traveled abroad and spent US$28 billion, up by 19% and 17% respectively over the same period in 2010.  According […]

China Outbound – in hot pursuit!

China Outbound – in hot pursuit!

Tapping the Chinese outbound market has become a top priority for many destinations. Not surprising, Chinese travelers are one of the fastest growing markets in both arrivals and expenditures — as SW Associates has seen with every client and every project this year. Everybody wants a slice of the Chinese outbound market. Over the past […]