Greenwashing in Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel

Greenwashing in Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel

Ok, so the title’s a contradiction in terms. Because if tourism is truly responsible and/or sustainable, then it won’t be greenwashing…

What is greenwashing? Why do organisations do it? What problems does it cause? How do you spot it and what different forms does it take? And what can you do about it?

Here’s the answer to these questions and more.

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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.

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#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...

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