Tag: sustainable tourism

Tourism: The Business of Protected Areas

While it is usually said that tourism activity is a threat to the conservation of environmentally fragile areas, the truth is that these areas rely on tourism as the main source of revenue, and that it does not pose any threat when it is properly managed.

Voluntourism, beyond responsible tourism

Beyond the practices related to responsible tourism, a new wave of tourism is appearing, in which the visitor has an active role in addressing the destination’s social or environmental challenges

Smart destinations

The SMART city trend is being introduced in the destination development strategies. This article explains the main features of Smart destinations, with some examples.

Bringing value through social tourism

Corporate Social Responsibility may be developed through many types of policies in the tourism industry. This article explains some of these policies.

Sustainable management of tourism destinations: challenges, goals and advantages

Destination models 3.0 sets not only economic development goals, but also environmental and social sustainability goals. This article develops all the sustainable development goals according to UNWTO

Tourism business trends for 2017: Social responsibility is profitable

Beyond ethical concerns, responsible practices are a significant contributor to long-term business profitability. This article provides a theoretical explanation with some examples from the tourism industry.

Key strategies to address Barcelona’s tourism challenges

Barcelona in one of the many case studies of mature destinations which have to rethink their tourism model to accommodate the new reality, tackle its challenges and ensure the sustainability of the tourism development

Typical challenges in mature destinations (II)

Clustering strategy, along with other specific strategies may address most of the challenges that mature destinations usually have to face.

Typical challenges in mature destinations (I)

Mature destination face many different types of challenges which require both specific and holistic strategies, one of which is re-clustering the destination

How cluster development applies to mature destinations

Clustering strategy may apply to mature destinations in many ways: developing new clusters from scratch, reconverting or leveraging existing clusters, re-clustering, or just enhancing the cluster competitiveness