Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017)

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN, 2017. Authors: Anna Spenceley, Sue Snyman, Paul Eagles Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm in …

Tourism Concessions in Parks

Lingo Cards Concession = private businesses operating under contract in parks to provide products and services designed to enhance or facilitate visitors experiences, typically not provided by government employees Elsewhere on the Webhttps://annaspenceley.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/an-introduction-to-tourism-concessioningThe document is currently available from several sites, using the links below: World Bank link: click here Researchgate link: click here Slideshare link: …

World Conference on Smart Destinations (2018)

Livestreaming today until June 27 from Oviedo, Spain, the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations. Hashtag: #SDWC2018 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Ruby86revilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn1CoJ-oj4 Key Links http://sdt.unwto.org/event/2nd-unwto-world-conference-smart-destinations http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2018-06-15/sign-now-1st-hackathon-smart-destinations-23-24-june-2018 http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/detail/ii-congreso-mundial-de-destinos-turisticos-inteligentes.html Agenda http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/programme/2nd-unwto-world-conference-on-smart-destinations.html http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/_files/_event/_19238/_editorFiles/file/Programa%20Congreso%20DTI%20Oviedo%2018%20-%20VERSI%C3%93N%20IMPRESI%C3%93N%2021%20DE%20JUNIO.pdf Questions What is a Smart Destination? What is Smart Tourism? Is there a directory of participants? What were the takeaways from the first World Conference? When …

Mexico City hosts national tourism forum (2018)

Mexico City hosts the 2018 National Tourism Forum May 7-9. Hashtag: #XVIForoTurismo Among the highlights – talks from the candidates for the presidency of Mexico who have been invited to present their proposals on tourism. Invited are José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, of the PRI-Green Coalition; Ricardo Anaya Cortés, of the PAN-PRD Coalition; and Andrés Manuel …

Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey

The Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey was created by the Colorado Tourism Office for aspiring leaders with a demonstrated commitment to a career in the tourism industry and a passion for sharing the Colorado experience. This tuition-based, yearlong program is ideal for high-performing people seeking to advance their effectiveness as tourism leaders. For employers, it offers …

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism

Book Cover Reading: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism Citation: “Twining-Ward, Louise; Li, Wendy; Bhammar, Hasita; Wright, Elisson. 2018. Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. Tourism for Development;. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.” Download available online http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/494211519848647950/Supporting-sustainable-livelihoods-through-wildlife-tourism https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 Questions Is this publication available in other languages? When …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …

Hawai’i Tourism Boom (2018)

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

#MeTourism

Hashtags As we begin 2018, Marianna Sigala (@mariannasigala) proposes a new hashtag and concept to review current tourism trends, in particular the rise of #MeTourism (which in this case does not stand for tourism in Maine). Sigala’s critique of selfies and social media sites is spot on. Something has changed that has been abetted by technology. …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …