Category: Sustainability

Issues related to social, economic and environmental sustainability, including the third sector

The ‘Trashtag Challenge’, the new viral challenge that is cleaning beaches all over the world

The Trashtag challenge is a fantastic case study to show how the social media can connect with the worldwide audience and move them to take action in relation to environmental challenges.

The Importance of Measuring Tourism Impacts

Destinations 3.0 are triple-bottommed-line models, not only envirnomental and financial indicators are measured, but also social impacts are considered. This article explains some of the key benefits of sustainability monitoring to better understand why it is done.

How Tourism, Conservation, and Local Economies Can Work Together

Tourism 3.0 intends to tackle the challenge of caring for both the local economy and the environmental sustainability, among other issues. This article explains how these two challenges are correlated and how they can both be overcome with an integrated strategy.

Environmental Indicators in Measuring Tourism Impacts

As explained in previous posts, tracking environmental impacts is one of the main activities required to ensure the sustainable development. This article presents a list of key indicators which should never be overlooked.

The Economic Impact of Tourism Development

Tourism used to be regarded as a secondary sector to care about, but figures state it very clearly: is the number 1 export business worldwide, and moreover is the key business sector for most developing economies

Searching for a Sustainable Destination Management Model in Jordan

Building a sustainable development model is a challenge for any destination, so long as the balanced point between all forces is difficult to find and usually more difficult to attain. This article provides some clues with the support of a case study.

Why Do We Need Public–Private Partnerships in Sustainable Tourism?

Tourism development can barely ever be carried out by the private sector itself: from the service facilities to the destination marketing, governments have a key role in its development. Shaping collaborative models between private and public sector is therefore essential for the destination’s success.

The Evolution of Destination Management

Tourism 3.0 sets a reference model for many aspects of the destination’s development, as an ideal to be attained rather in the mid or long term. This article explains the current progress in destination management, in the direction towards Tourism 3.0

Destination Management Planning Initiative for the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Sustainable management is one of the key principles of Tourism 3.0. This case study showcases how some of these practices are implemented in a destination.

Johnny Cay Regional Park: Strategies for Conservation in the Caribbean

In previous posts I have exposed many theoretical literature about sustainable tourism. This one portraits how sustainable development is carried out in a specific case study.