“Tourism can either be something that is "done" to a destination by outside forces – a colonial and extractive industry. Or it can be something driven by the destination: stimulating investment, entrepreneurship and small business development” ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/12…

Interview: Jeremy Sampson, CEO, The Travel Foundation

Jeremy Sampson is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Travel Foundation. Before taking the helm at the international tourism charity, he was already well-known…

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UN announces the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with…

Interesting article on Volunteer Tourism ecoclub.com/headlines/reviews/1302-200122-voluntee…

Volunteer Tourism: Motivations of Thai Tourists and Western Tourists

This study examines the motivations of Thai tourists and Western tourists in engaging in a volunteer tourism vacation in Bangkok, Thailand, and analyses how and…

Application of the criteria will help a destination to contribute towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ecoclub.com/headlines/eco-news/1301-200120-gstc-de…

GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 Formally Released

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the release of the GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0, which had been under development for most…

New GSTC Seminar in Athens, Greece ecoclub.com/headlines/eco-news/1300-200120-gstc

Global Sustainable Tourism Council Training Seminar in Athens, March 11-13, 2020

The three-day seminar will take place on March 11-13, 2020 at the MBC Business Centre, 106 Andrea Syggrou Av., 11741, Athens.