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March 11, 2020
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 03/2020

"Today a wind of madness is sweeping the globe," says UN Secretary-General Offsetting and the aviation industry are being challenged Strong RT programme at WTM Africa in Cape Town 6 to 8 April The new runway at Heathrow blocked  There is some evidence that the young are not as green as they are often assumed […]

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February 16, 2020
Overtourism the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

  “People are slowly waking up to the fact we are not going to run out of tourists…. it is environmentally sound and attractive destinations…. that are becoming scarce. People will not stop moving around the globe, but they will do it more selectively” This quote was made by the property developer Tony Goldman to […]

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February 7, 2020
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 02/2020

Climate change creates victims    Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency: Carbon offsetting is NOT the answer Vote for the most inspirational examples in the 2020 Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Responsible Tourism sets the pace in India Booking.com opens applications for its Booking Booster accelerator Overtourism affects more and more places  Belize bans plastic and a […]

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January 7, 2020
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 01/2020

Significant Warming has Occured - Time to Adapt      Responsible Tourism is About Solutions The 2020 Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Destinations & Overtourism  Responsible Tourism Programme at WTM Africa Removing Plastic from Our Environment Orphanage Tourism and Child Trafficking  Shipping is making progress, will cruise follow? Zoos - Aspinal Calls for their Abolition Palau […]

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December 2, 2019
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 12/19

Approaching the "point of no return" on climate change       World Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 and the Africa Awards 2020 Offsetting and Flight Shaming Time to adapt to extreme weather Overtourism  Consumer trends favour Responsible Tourism  Animal Welfare and Saving the Elephant Teaching children to cope with tourism, Egypt  Orphanage Tourism and Child Trafficking  […]

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November 2, 2019
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 11/19 WTM, London Special

The RT Programme at WTM, London 4-6 November Future-Proofing Travel & Tourism Decent Work  Travel Responsibly - Advice for Travellers  Overtourism  The Responsible Tourism Awards The World's Biggest Responsible Tourism Meeting Biodiversity & Animal Welfare Dissing Uluru The Collapse of Thomas Cook Damaged Destinations ++++++++++++++++++++++ Harold Goodwin ATM & WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor is speaking […]

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October 30, 2019
Beyond Orphanage Visits: what are the responsible alternatives?

Guest post from Martin Punaks Beyond Orphanage Visits: what are the responsible alternatives? Between 2012 and 2016, I was the Country Director for Next Generation Nepal.  We worked closely with the Government of Nepal to rescue trafficked children from exploitative orphanages, rehabilitate them, trace their families in remote mountain villages, and reunify them with their […]

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October 4, 2019
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 10/19

Finalists World Responsible Tourism Awards The WTM London Responsible Tourism Programme Don't look away - protect children  What advice would you give to Consumers? Water Security - what can you do?  The Carbon Challenge  Consumers want the industry to offer sustainable tourism.  Do you have videos you'd like to show at WTM? Tourism Taxes  Carbon-free […]

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September 2, 2019
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 09/19

1.  Why the Responsible Tourism Awards matter. 2.  Is the Cruise Industry trying to be more sustainable? 3.  Fire and exploitation in the Amazon  4.  Climate Change  5.  The challenge of overtourism   6.   Tourists should pay their share of local taxes.  7.   Dealing with Plastics 8.   Maasai Evicted for Tourism  9.   Interview with Chris Warren […]

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August 2, 2019
Latest Developments in Responsible Tourism 08/19

Responsible Tourism Awards Aviation Overtourism Plastic Waste: Solutions Climate Change Airbnb Waste Child Protection Accessible Tourism UK Government Policy RTD 15 in Northern Ireland postponed to 2020     Responsible Tourism Awards The World Responsible Tourism Awards to be presented at WTM London on November 6th are now closed. The WTM Latin America Responsible Tourism Awards […]

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