I weave my way by bus, from Murter, an island in the Adriatic Sea, via Šibenik on the coast, to Gospić, in the mountainous region of Lika. I pass the aquamarine Adriatic, venture over bright white chalky rubble, and glide through lush green hills. Arresting varied landscapes hold my attention, so that when I arrive at my first destination, I barely notice three hours have passed.Read More
Sustainable tourism - It’s not a type of tourism (like cruise or camping), nor does it have specific destination features (like city, beach or ski). Actually, any type of tourism, be it luxury or basic, can be more sustainable.
Because it’s all about how an organisation makes its decisions on a triple bottom line basis, ie not just for maximum profit (the economic bottom line), but considering on balance people (social) and planet (environmental) impacts too, whether design, construction, energy, water, waste, staff employment, procurement, partnerships etc.
But what’s in it for you?Read More
The UK has become the first country government to declare a climate emergency, given the impacts of man-made climate change. In the same week, a UN 3-year, 15,000-source reference, 1800-page Global Assessment of Nature has also laid the blame of biodiversity breakdown squarely on the heads of man.
But what does the simultaneous breakdown of nature and climate mean for travel?Read More
If you’ve already read our article, “Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism, Responsible Travel, Conscious Tourism... What's the Difference?” you’ll know there’s a number of closely-linked, but slightly nuanced in definition, different ethical travel ‘types’ that you can experience. But what about travel for change?Read More
18th Jan 2017 sees the official opening of the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - #IY2017. Timely for Earth Changers, which exists to promote and support the best sustainable tourism for development. But what does that really mean?...Read More