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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.