Useful Info from the July Coastal Tourism Symposium

Caribbean harbor. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot

Presenters offered a lot of useful information at last month’s CREST (Center for Responsible Travel) symposium in Grenada. Tamara Olton gives a guide to their presentations, with links. Continue reading

Statewide Collaboration: “Alaska Geotourism”

Whales near Craig, Alaska. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot

The Alaska Geotourism initiative is a collaboration convened by University of Alaska faculty and program specialists and involves rural tourism business and community leaders focused on identifying viable rural economic development management strategies that maximize beneficial tourism for their communities … Continue reading

New Geotourism Activity on Canadian Border, Alaska, & Philippines

Glacier National Park, a World Heritage site. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot

Jonathan Tourtellot rounds up recent geotourism developments—lectures in the Philippines, a community-focused initiative in Alaska, and another promising transborder Geotourism MapGuide project, this time for the lakes region of northeast Minnesota and western Ontario. Continue reading

Development Endangers Med Diet Foods

Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Study Tour. Photo by Nikki Rose

Mass tourism is among the pressures now endangering the producers of the foods on which the Mediterranean diet depends. Nikki Rose of Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries explains the problem and a solution. Continue reading