- news & views from members

The unbearable lightness of "we should travel less" calls

Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash (edited) Photo by Susan Q Yin on Unsplash (edited)

Mind-boggling and increasingly annoying, especially just after a global pandemic confinement, repeated, apolitical (i.e. conservative) calls for "less travel", and that "We", an undefined "We" as if we were all equal, living in a magnificent, peaceful and abundant world, should travel "less" are becoming more common among the tourism sector's ...

Continue reading
596 Hits

Are we there yet? Travelling more responsibly with your children

Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet?

By Rachel Dodds & Richard Butler Why should you be interested in travelling more responsibly with your children (or grandchildren)? Basically because doing represents a win-win-win situation. You cause a little less harm to the natural environment and communities you visit, you can feel good about your behaviour and you are instilling...

Continue reading
954 Hits

A thought-provoking city can only preserve 'provoking' signs


Most Athens' visitors rarely have time (or interest) to understand the very long and tortured history of this very old city, which jointly with Beirut, are the world's oldest continuously inhabited capitals. They will read or hear something about the Acropolis, the old city "Plaka" and that's about it. A few may notice...

Continue reading
654 Hits

Benin Tourism: three things I would change

220921-iwaria-inc-unsplash-800 Photo by Iwaria Inc. on Unsplash

Benin is a country full of potential and tourist attractions. You only have to look at it when you leave one town to another. If I had a magic wand, the first thing I would do would be to reconstruct the way in which cultural and cultic riches are presented and seen by some of my compatriots. We must take the example of Vodoun, which is demonised b...

Continue reading
720 Hits

Eco Tour in Nepal

Travel with cause No plastic bottles while Traveling

Simsime Travel one of the popular travel agency in Nepal practice the travel with cause. Where all participants in Tour contribute for the some social cause. In the travel with cause, youth do volunteering for the cleaning the destination and making the local aware about the minimizing the impact of tourism.  Travel and clean the destination. ...

Continue reading
517 Hits

Sustainable Tourism in Italy's Marche Region

220914-blogs-bernard-hermant-unsplash San Severino Marche - Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash

Marche is a region in the central area of Italy on the east coast. Thanks to its natural and cultural beauty, the touristic sector has had a huge increase in the last few years. Characterized by national parks, mountains, countryside landscapes, and beautiful beaches, Marche has mainly developed outdoor tourism, often respecting sustainability stan...

Continue reading
683 Hits

Nakelo Treasure Island Resort, Fiji – A Case Study in Inclusive Tourism Economy, Indigenous Empowerment and Collaborative Management

Dr Trevor SofieldVisiting Professor, University of Girona, SpainAbstract Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with its call for 'triple bottom line' action is often heralded with grand statements that purportedly attest to the commitment by an organization or business to the ideal of attaining a balance between economics, the environment and ...

Continue reading
1047 Hits

Sustainability ice rink

Hi all. This maybe is a non solution question but does anyone knows any sustainable process to create and maintain an ice-rink. Thanks

451 Hits

Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries, October 2022 Program, Outdoor Adventures and Gastronomy

Pyrgos-Farm2 Organic Farm and Hike

Greetings from Crete, Greece! We had a great summer in Crete. We're finally back to organizing academic study tours and open programs. Our visitors learned a lot and had a great time! I will be speaking at the International Workshop on Agritourism on August 30, 2022.Our documentary is in post-production now, with our new editor in Athens. We hope t...

Continue reading
746 Hits

New blog article about Benin

Dear community, After a break due to a new job, I share my new blog article with you featuring Bernis, a young entrepreneur from Benin. He is the CEO of 2Morrow Trip, a sustainable tourism agency, and will get give you insights about his home country: reading

526 Hits