In order to see real growth in sustainable tourism, we must at times view it with a critical eye. In this interview, Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus of Tourism at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, looks critically at the realities of sustainability in the tourism industry and of tourism education.
Our Associate Editor, Tracy Johnson reports from the Global Green Destinations Day 2016, which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 27th and 28th of September. Organized by Green Destinations, Ljubljana Tourism, the Slovenian Tourist Board, Quality Coast, Good Place and Visit Good Place.
From education to business consulting, Rebecca Hawkins has been helping shape the sustainable tourism industry for almost twenty years. In this interview, Rebecca tells us how her Gran’s kitchen creativity helped alert her to the need to minimize waste and how a doctorate and a bit of luck launched her sustainable tourism career
Peter Richards has spent the better part of his professional life working to develop tourism products in Thailand and Myanmar. He shares with us his experiences, triumphs and frustrations and tells us what ingredients are needed to create a successful community-based tourism (CBT) product.
This expert interview with Palitha Gurusinghe of the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) gives us a glimpse into the current state of ecotourism in Sri Lanka, its triumphs and challenges. Mr Gurusinghe explains SLEF’s mission and vision, and how the organization works tirelessly to ensure the development and promotion of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. We will also learn about the importance of tourism in fighting rural abandonment and how sustainable tourism, both in Sri Lanka and worldwide, is dependent on the education of current and future stakeholders for it’s continued survival and prosperity.