“Reset Tourism” Webinar Series 2 & 3 – The Future of Tourism Coalition‘s four-part “Reset Tourism” series is intended to help destinations emerge from the Covid crisis with new forms of governance and collaboration that will enable a more holistic and sustainable approach to tourism management and … Continue reading
Even in Norway, Innkeepers Have Struggled
[Above: Aurland Fjord from a mountain farm. Photos by Montag, unless otherwise noted.] In the time of Covid, small lodges have flirted with failure, even in the fjords of oil-rich Norway. Arild Molstad reports on one couple who – “showing true viking … Continue reading
“Future of Tourism Coalition” Launches Today
As tourism moves forward and begins to recover from the Covid-19 global pandemic, a new nonprofit coalition urges the world to re-center around a strong set of principles, vital for long term sustainable and equitable growth. Decades of unfettered growth in travel have put the world’s treasured places at risk – environmentally, culturally, socially, and financially. “Now is the chance to rebalance,” say Coalition leaders. Continue reading
World Heritage: Will It Really Bring More Tourism to the U.S.?
Poverty Point just became the 22nd U.S. World Heritage site. The much-desired designation raises tourism opportunities and a few concerns. Continue reading
It Takes Two To Tango: Hands Across The Med
Under the “Connect to Grow” initiative, geotourism helps St. Catherine, Egypt and Troodos, Cyprus collaborate to protect and enhance their traditional products. A model for other destinations? Continue reading
So How Many Jobs Does Travel Create?
The U.S. Travel Association released on 26 August 2012 some data you can use to make a case for taking better care of special places: the number of jobs generated by travel and tourism. USTA is an advocacy organization, so … Continue reading