Sustainability in tourism and travel is a broad and complex topic. Making sense of a myriad of daily announcements, awards, reports and developments requires a lot of experience and special skills. In this short interview, TravelMole sustainable tourism editor Valere Tjolle, as a catalyst and mentor, shares his story and reflects on tourism, sustainability initiatives and why so much still needs to be done, based on his almost 50 years of professional experience.
In this second of our 2015 series of interviews with sustainable tourism thinkers, shakers and doers, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) CEO Randy Durband shares his thoughts on sustainable tourism, why effective destination management is so important, and why sustainability presents at least as many opportunities as it poses challenges to tourism businesses and destinations. Randy’s professional experience includes almost 30 years in the tourism field, with positions such as President for Travcoa, INTRAV, and Clipper Cruise Lines, and Executive Vice President of Tauck World Discovery.
Rainforest Alliance President Tensie Whelan shares her thoughts on sustainable tourism, the success of Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism certification scheme and the challenges involved in promoting sustainability. She also expounds on the increased pressure tourism is putting on Costa Rica and the high-level focus on improving the sustainability of tourism worldwide.
Once voted the world’s greenest hotel, the purpose-built Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers has an impressive sustainability story to tell. Mireille Jakobsen takes us on a tour.
Today, we’d like to present you Siloso Beach Resort – a sustainable hotel and resort only a short taxi ride away from downtown Singapore, yet a world apart. Silvain Richer de Forges takes us on a tour around Siloso Beach Resort, eco refuge and sustainability oasis.