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27 09, 2020

Why local communities are important to the future of Japan’s ailing tourism industry (The Japan Times)

2020-09-30T09:06:22+08:00September 27th, 2020|

The pandemic has accelerated these trends. Prior to 2020, the government had already poured trillions of yen into promoting lesser-visited parts of Japan as tourist destinations. Although sustainability rarely factored into official tourism strategy within Japan, the effects of the climate crisis and overtourism appear to have finally made some impact. Government white papers [...]

27 09, 2020

COVID-19 put a halt to over-tourism. Can we plan a sustainable reset? (The Globe and Mail)

2020-09-27T11:45:10+08:00September 27th, 2020|

Because so many organizations and destinations are coming at this from different starting points, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC has established a baseline standard for more responsible tourism practices, offering criteria that help consumers find reputable destinations and companies. It also helps both government and private-sector organizations develop sustainable tourism requirements for destinations, [...]

15 09, 2020

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020 by CREST

2020-09-22T22:03:13+08:00September 15th, 2020|

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released a new tourism industry study; The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020. This year's report includes a special focus on the two major crises facing our world today: climate change and COVID-19. Using cutting-edge research, the 2020 Case for Responsible Travel report provides an overview [...]

4 09, 2020

China’s Sustainable Travel Alliance

2020-09-08T13:18:05+08:00September 4th, 2020|

Sep 4, 2020 - WWF, in cooperation with relevant players in the travel and tourism industry and other civil society actors, has launched the Sustainable Travel Alliance online (可持续旅行联盟), in which over 21 members have made a commitment to fighting the illegal wildlife trade, and reducing plastic and food waste in the tourism sector. [...]

1 09, 2020