World Cetacean Alliance publishes Global Best Practice Guidance for Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching

World Cetacean Alliance publishes Global Best Practice Guidance for Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild is big business. It’s a US$2.1 billion a year industry available in over 120 countries worldwide, and represents a significant proportion of an ecotourism market that also includes wildlife safaris, diving, and birdwatching tours. Now, a new report has highlighted concerns for many whale and dolphin populations and the need for improved standards across the world.

Read More

#IY2017 - The Year that Sustainable Tourism Went Mainstream?

#IY2017 - The Year that Sustainable Tourism Went Mainstream?

Did #IY2017 have an impact?

#IY2017 (2017, the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development) aimed to foster better understanding and greater awareness among people everywhere of rich heritage to better appreciate values of different cultures and strengthen peace in the world, and to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to sustainability (economic, social and environmental) and raise awareness of the true value of the tourism sector to the world.

Some might argue that #IY2017 has not had consumer impact. But whilst #IY2017 has now passed, really it's just the beginning...

Read More

5 Places to Recharge your Personal Batteries, Naturally

5 Places to Recharge your Personal Batteries, Naturally

It’s time to refill the tanks and replenish your energy reserves. But places don’t have to just tantalise your taste buds! Delightful gastronomic destinations can also help local communities and the Sustainable Development Goals for Zero Hunger.

So where can you refuel your body, where your feast is natural nirvana and your foody heaven won’t cost the local earth?

Read More