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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.
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.
There is a new wave of conservation in the Pacific. Fed up with overfishing and other non-sustainable practices like shark finning, small island nations are returning to more traditional ways. They are beginning to scale back industrial fishing in their waters, to protect their fish stocks from illegal fishing, and to create sustainable tourism destinations…
One of the last authentically Caribbean islands seeks to become a leader in sustainability. But can Grenada sustain its own unique character?
It is a little hard to admit that I was sitting on a plane when I wrote this. I was flying home from a symposium in Grenada that was cosponsored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association, and the Grenada Tourism Authority, with support…
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.