Christian Baumgartner shares how he got involved with sustainable tourism research and consulting, which challenges the European Alps are currently facing and which businesses and destinations in the region are championing sustainability.
Kaspar Howald, Director of Valposchiavo Turismo, in this interview shares the story of “100% Valposchiavo” – how it started and what’s next for this popular alpine destination in the very south east of Switzerland.
The Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl near St Moritz in the Engadin, Switzerland, is well known as a pioneer in sustainability in the alpine region. Anne-Pierre Ackermann tells us how they do it, where the challenges are and why tourism businesses must now take sustainability seriously.
Dieter Mueller, managing director of Parc Ela in Eastern Switzerland, on how the destination promotes sustainable tourism, connects with stakeholders and prepares for the growing interest in sustainability among travelers.
Mike McHugo tells the story of the Kasbah du Toubkal ecolodge and community tourism initiative in the Atlas mountains, Morocco. He tells us how, together with his brother and Hajj Maurice, he started the project, which challenges they’ve had to address and how they have been able to help the local berber community along the way.