Tag: sustainable development

Destinations with a soul (II)

Following with the first part of the article released last November, this second part explains some of its limitations and some insights on how to put it into practice, providing also reference literature.

Top tourism trends for 2020 (I)

As it happens in all industries, tourism is changing faster than ever due to social, economic and technological changes. Integrating them within your business strategy turns them into new opportunities to leap forward. This series of articles presents the key trends that will shape the travel industry along this coming year 2020, and probably beyond.

Tourism Services Training for Sustainable Tourism Development

Sustainable tourism is not just about caring for the natural environment, but also about the local population, ensuring that the benefits of the business activity are shared with the locals. This entails training them to develop several skills that are necessary for the tourism development to thrive. This article provides a good synthesis of the various types of training needed.

The marketing power of doing good

The power of doing good is also the power of creating a good reputation, and thus to create the virtuous circle of economic development. Simon Anholt’s TED Talk explains it well through his “Good Country Index” presentation.

Sustainable Tourism Development: Helping Revive Post-Conflict Destinations

Recovering the economy of a country having suffered a conflict has many challenges, but in the case of tourism there are some specific challenges and opportunities

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.

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.