In this interview, we hear from Sheikh Hd. Monzurul Huq, Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Drawing from his academic tourism background, Monzur shares his thoughts on the current state of sustainable tourism research and practice in Asia, the main sustainability challenges in tourism development, and the opportunities.
Ecotourism as opportunity for the sustainable development of tourism in South Korea and Asia generally is one key focus of this Sustainability Leaders interview with Dr. Mihee Kang. Mihee, a research professor at Seoul National University, also introduces us to her initiative the Playforest Cooperative, aimed at demonstrating how nature-based tourism can benefit all, especially local communities.
How to develop ecotourism in Asia to support the region’s sustainable tourism development? This question seems crucial considering the rich cultural and natural heritage available across the Asian continent. Unfortunately, much of that opportunity hasn’t yet been seized, tells us Dr Mihee Kang, research professor at Seoul National University and one of South Korea’s ecotourism leaders.
This interview with Karma Tshering about sustainable tourism development in Bhutan is part of a special series featuring board members of the recently founded Asian Ecotourism Network. A sustainability and resource management expert, Karma introduces us to his projects and research in Bhutan, how tourism affects the country’s Gross National Happiness, and how the practice of “high value, low volume” has shaped Bhutan’s tourism policy.
How to avoid overcrowding in tourism: Learn about the ‘high value, low volume’ sustainability strategy implemented by Bhutan to secure the sustainable development of this mountain destination.