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Sustainable Tourism

The Many Faces of Sustainable Tourism - My Week in Bali

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism.

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Celebrates World Tourism Day On Anna Maria Island

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

About 30 students, staff and faculty from the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability traveled to Anna Maria Island to celebrate World Tourism Day....

Find The Real India: Dance In The Streets Of Gujarat

Jonathan Tourtellot | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Jonathan Tourtellot

From a destination-quality point of view, Gujarat strikes me as pure India, still unadulterated by international tourism. The people are friendly, the streets filthy, the culture deep and complex, the traffic crazy, the dances fun, prices affordable, and the weather hot.

Can Sustainability And Tourism Peacefully Co-exist In Hawaii? | Posted 06.16.2015 | Hawaii

The word “sustainable” is a bit of a buzzword, evoking images of wind turbines, solar panels, and barefoot hippies eating locally grown kale. Whil...

The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

All of us can contribute something to make tourism more sustainable and in turn our world a better place for all.

Royal Chundu - African Utopia

Jamie Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Jamie Joseph

After a week of sleepless nights, scorching hot days, warm drinking water and cold showers and the daily battle of trying to stop the screeching cicadas from bulldozing my tent, I suddenly found myself in a terrain of sumptuous luxury like no other.

Sustainable Tourism Consultation Seeks to Provide Input To the United Nations

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability hosted a Sustainable Tourism Consultation on U.N. Day, October 24, 2014. The C...

Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling tr...

How Sustainable Tourism Is Becoming a New 'Mega-Goal' at the 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The United Nations Department of Public Information recently held a conference titled "Beyond 2015: An Action Agenda by Non-governmental organizations...

Environmental Management Systems: A Valuable Tool for Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

As more tourism businesses achieve certification that meets the GSTC standards, the industry will begin to become more sustainable. A good EMS will not only accelerate that process but will also be more likely to save the company money as well.

5 Ways to Be a Sustainable Traveler

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

The story is all too familiar to those who have seen their own quaint slices of paradise transformed to huge international hotel developments, taking over prime beach areas and hurting the cultural and natural resources that drew the giants there in the first place.

Third Party Certification Needed for Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 07.04.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

International laws are often hard to enforce, and national laws don't usually address the day to day operations of a tourism business that makes it sustainable.

Sustainable Tourism Empowering Children in India to Break Cycle of Poverty

Irene Lane | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Irene Lane

The Children's College, which is supported by sustainable tourism efforts and direct donations, enables youth who would otherwise drop out and work alongside their parents, to focus on school and develop their talents.

Sustainable Tourism Education: What Is the Responsibility of Attractions?

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

It is an impressive attraction that houses over 100,000 animals, representing 500 species, in 10 million gallons of water. When the Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005, it was the largest Aquarium in the world.

Belize's Ecotourism and Its Greatest Challenge Yet

Larry Waight | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Larry Waight

Baby Scarlet Macaw. Photo Credit Roni Martinez Belizean Anthropologist Joe Awe helped to contribute to this article. Nestled on the Northeaster...

The Dominican Republic's Secret Nature Reserve

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Owned and operated by the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is an amazing place to spend the day for those who want a break from the Dominican Republic's legendary beaches and golf courses.

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Can Sustainable Tourism Thrive in Belize?

Larry Waight | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Larry Waight

Two weeks ago, I attended the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in Belize City. The BTIA is the largest tourism association in Belize with over 25 years of membership commitment and is the voice of tourism related concerns.

Geotourism Provides Added Value to Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Geotourism both incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations, and the principle of ecotourism that tourism revenue should promote conservation.

Tourism & Water: Protecting our Common Future

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future is the theme for this year's World Tourism Day. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called attention t...

The Tourism Crisis: Impacts and Solutions

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

When most people think of tourism they rarely think of tourism as a crisis. Yet, last year according to the U.N. World Tourism Organization, tourists...

Tour de Turtles: A Race for Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The turtles need your awareness and support. The sustainable tourism industry needs the same awareness and support.

Celebrate World Oceans Day: Together We Have the Power to Protect the Oceans

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The ocean is indispensable to life itself. It is the largest habitat for living things in our solar system and sustains our lives with over 50 percent of the earth's oxygen. For World Ocean Day we encourage you to find a way to celebrate the gifts the ocean has brought to your life.

Malawi Partners With USF Patel College of Global Sustainability in Vision Toward Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Liwonde National Park is the jewel of the national park system in Malawi. Drawing on the expertise of the PCGS, the IFAW, local Malawians and many other collaborators, the vision for a model National Park sustainable tourism plan in Africa just may become a reality.

Food Choices Are a Key Strategy for Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Most people agree that good tasting food is part of what makes our travels more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food served at tourism resorts is ofte...