Tag Archives: tourism

Koedoe Hangout

Hangout with us on October 22 as we discuss the publication of the new Koedoe issue on Tourism and Protected Areas. The conversation takes place on Google+. Some background: Tourism and visitation is a dominant commercial use of protected areas, … Continue reading

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Caribbean Parks and Tourism Hangout

On Thursday October 16 we are holding a lively conversation about parks and tourism in the Caribbean. Invited guests are regional experts and we will be taking your questions. Talking points — Status of parks and tourism in the Caribbean. … Continue reading

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Good enough? Improving coverage of indigenous tourism #ipw4

We are off to a swell start for Indigenous Peoples Week. I judge the success of an event by two factors: how surprised I am by what others share and how pleased I am by making contact with old friends. … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s Hotspot: Conversation with Alex Villca Limaco

Great to talk with Alex Villca Limaco today about biodiversity conservation, indigenous tourism and clothing tips for visitors to Bolivia. Alex and I first met via the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award in 2009-2010 and we met up again at 2012’s COP11 in … Continue reading

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Happy World Wildlife Day

Monday, March 3 is World Wildlife Day which celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. Hashtag: #WorldWildlifeDay World Wildlife Day marks the anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which was signed on March 3, 1973. We’ll conduct two … Continue reading

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Responsible Travel Week 2014: Friday

Responsible Travel Week Day #5. Today’s challenge: Be empathetic. While it makes sense to talk about what we love in travel and tourism, maybe our focus ought to be on empathy. What is empathy? I love this definition from Roman Krznaric’s Empathy Library: … Continue reading

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Responsible Travel Week 2014: Thursday

Responsible Travel Week Day #4. Today’s challenge:Be curious. Curiosity is the desire to learn about anything. It’s giving free range to inquisitiveness. I find it curious that many colleagues in tourism are frankly not that curious. Officials and tour providers alike … Continue reading

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