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Sustainable Tourism

5 Ways to Be a Sustainable Traveler

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 05.15.2014 | 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...

Earth Day: A Reminder to the Tourism Industry for the Need for Education and New Planning, Policy and Management.

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The first Earth Day in 1970 took place in the form of educational activities across the nation. It was chaired, though, not by educators, but by two ...

Water Conservation, Waste Management, And Reduction of Plastics Strategies Are Needed to Protect Coastal Habitat & Marine Environments

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

In the tourism industry realize that addressing these issues is vital to sustainable tourism and protecting the natural resource values that allow the tourism business to succeed.

Buildings, Energy, & Transportation Choices in Tourism: A Key to protecting coastal habitat and marine environments

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

As the largest industry in the world and employing over 11% of the world's workforce, tourism has the ability to significantly reduce carbon emissions through their building, transportation, and energy policies and programs.

Buildings, Energy, & Transportation Choices in Tourism: A Key to protecting coastal habitat and marine environments

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Blue Community initiative has developed 12 strategies or coastal habitat and marine environment protection for the tourism industry. Three of the...

Buildings, Energy, & Transportation Choices in Tourism: A Key to protecting coastal habitat and marine environments

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Blue Community initiative has developed 12 strategies for coastal habitat and marine environment protection for the tourism industry. Three of th...

Sustainable Tourism: A Potential Force for Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment Protection

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Despite the many benefits Oceans are facing vast extinction from multiple stresses according to several marine experts from around the world. Primary threats include: ocean acidification, climate change, ocean pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices.

Fine Dining and Traditional Food in Santo Domingo

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.03.2013 | Food
Fabio Parasecoli

A growing segment of high-end tourism is showing interest in food and eating as an essential element of traveling, and more and more visitors want to enjoy local fare as part of their experience.

Doing Laundry in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement You would think that Jim Damalas, president of the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Ho...

Lather Up! Select Hotels Come Clean With Ingenious Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

Their simple vision was, and still is, to collect and recycle the soap and shampoo products the hotel industry discards every day.

In Honor of Women's History Month: Travel as a Catalyst for Change

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Travel is a strong catalyst for change. Sustainable tourism, at its best, "provides hard currency, jobs, and connects people to really understand the needs of a community."