Category: World Heritage

Rapa Nui: Memorias del Futuro

EN     ES Los niños ven el mundo desde un punto de vista aún más fresco que los turistas que visitan por primera vez un destino. ¿Puede esa perspectiva tan abierta ser útil en la gestión de destinos? Karen Luz Córdova, cofundadora de Cuidadores de Destinos, con sede en Chile, responde

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Community-based tourism
Jonathan Tourtellot

Rapa Nui: Memories of the Future

EN     ES Children see the world from an even fresher standpoint than first-time tourists. Can that wide-open perspective be helpful in destination planning and generational future-proofing?  Karen Luz Córdova, Co-Founder of Chile-based Cuidadores de Destinos, answers with a resounding yes. Here’s how it worked on remote, heavily touristed Rapa Nui (formerly

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Svalbard Overheating

With its coal mines now closing, Norway’s polar archipelago of Svalbard faces a unique set of threats: disrupted tourism, rising temperatures, and increased international vying for arctic control. Yet its extreme location also provides a unique set of opportunities for reviving tourism.

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Cooperation on Jeju Island

Community-based ecotourism tourism: How South Korean villagers came together to establish a social cooperative — bolstering conservation, the local economy, and the social fabric of the village.

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Innovation in the Italian Alps

? Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 ? In the last five years, Dolomiti Paganella DMO in the Trentino region in northern Italy has transitioned from a fairly disorganized structure with no community support into a well-managed, prosperous and widely-supported destination management body focused on stakeholder cooperation and sustainability. The DMO’s innovative

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Agritourism & Gastronomy
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Doing It Better: Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

Herewith the second of our profiles of destination organizations that at least partially meet the GSTC-D criterion for holistic destination management. In this post: Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, which is adopting a multisector, high-tech “Intelligent Destination” approach.

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Western Balkans—Tourism on the Cusp

VIDEO – Our expedition to the Balkan Adriatic shows what tourism should do—and not do. The rugged coastal regions including Albania and Montenegro have sustainability lessons the world should heed.

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19 Lessons from 41 World Heritage Sites

A 2016 travel fling to 41 World Heritage sites inspires admiration and respect for the renowned UNESCO-administered program, but also disappointment and frustration with a bureaucratic, underfunded system. Remedies exist, says Swen Lorenz, himself a World-Heritage-site veteran.

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Two Billion Footprints: Good News Or Not?

The upbeat theme for World Tourism Day – “One billion tourists, one billion opportunities” – does, however, raise questions of carrying capacity and quality of the travel experience. Places are getting crowded, as the late Yogi Berra understood. It’s time to move the emphasis from quantity to quality.

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