Tag: sustainable

Saving a Wisconsin Trout Stream

[Above: Shooting in Wisconsin’s “Kinni.” Photo: Erika Gilsdorf] Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin – Our original concept video (featuring the same young hosts as in Sierra Gorda) takes a look at a success story in rural and notes-rural Wisconsin. Shot off-season in November, young travelers have fun while learning about the rescue an

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Jonathan Tourtellot

Just Out: the Autumn Destination Stewardship Report

How can destinations plan better for a post-Covid recovery? What have we learned about tourism during the ongoing crisis? The Autumn edition of the GSTC/DSC-sponsored Destination Stewardship Report addresses both those questions with examples and practical guidance:

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Jonathan Tourtellot

“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.

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Arild Molstad

Norway Adopts a “Roadmap” to Sustainable Tourism

Our associate Arild Molstad is working for Norway to adopt this strategy on a national level, in which case it could well become a model for other countries. We post his executive summary and a pdf of the entire Sustainable Travel and Tourism Roadmap for Norway.

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Don’t Trump Slovenia

Melania Trump’s homeland is seen as being an authentic, green, and charming destination. What if Trump himself should show up on a state visit? His tourism-development style defies all that has made Slovenia successful.

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How to CARE for a Place: Lessons from Cape Cod

Creating a philanthropic stewardship organization for Cape Cod was no easy task. Four years and 15 grant projects later, the director of CARE for the Cape and Islands can point to successes, as well as tips on obstacles and opportunities for civic leaders in other destinations.

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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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