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Beloved rural landscapes face challenges from outmigration, changing economies, development sprawl, environmental damage, and more. Tourism can help if done well, as we discovered right down our own gravel road.
Making places wonderful to visit involves a lot more than recycling bins, and Slovenia is showing the way. But does the term “green destination” convey such a holistic approach? For some people it does, but others may see it as just an environmental selling point. In that case, both the traveler and the destination risk missing out.
The U.N.’s announcement last week that 2017 will be the Year of Sustainable Tourism raises a question: How much tourism is, in fact, already unsustainable?
The aristocratic Medici family helped create the Florence of the Renaissance. Now an angry Medici prince wants international help to save it from neglect and mass tourism overload. And, yes, he still wants you to visit, provided you stay a while.
One of the last authentically Caribbean islands seeks to become a leader in sustainability. But can Grenada sustain its own unique character?
Well into its second decade, the geotourism proposition—that it’s good to develop tourism business based on the character of the place being visited—gains an endorsement from the Organization of American States. Read more for a roundup of 2013 geotourism goings on.
An International Congress in Portugal tries to resolve confusion about a key approach to the way destinations welcome travelers by determining what exactly is “geotourism”?
A proposal for a new cruise ship pier in historic Charleston, SC, has sparked a hot civic debate. Worries over ever-growing cruise ship crowds could derail an otherwise attractive renewal plan. Sustainable-destinations expert Jonathan Tourtellot reports on his dip into the fray.
We were checking out the guide for Crown of the Continent, a region spanning the U.S.-Canada border and surrounding Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in southwestern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, and northwestern Montana. The site’s a compendium of the best parks and wilderness areas, hiking and skiing trails, restaurants, lodges, festivals, and more, with native perspectives…