Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: Sustainable Tourism

Making the right choices

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. Lonely Planet „The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make travel decisions that benefit the planet and its peoples, as well as yourself…“ -> Full article…        

What is ‚green travel‘, anyway?

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. The Washington Post „If you travel, you will leave a charcoal smudge in your wake. You can’t help it. Planes spew carbon emissions, hotels guzzle gallons of water to launder sheets and towels, and thirsty travelers chug-a-lug plastic bottles of water. But don’t let the guilt dampen your vacation. Eco-friendly travel practices can lift the remorse and lighten the blemish on Mother Earth…“ -> Full article

Where Sustainable Tourism is headed

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. The New York Times „Sustainable tourism — bringing global awareness to travel and putting it into action — is a top priority for the United Nations this year. The organization has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development…“ -> Full article…

A destination too popular?

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. Condé Nast Traveler „The last time you peered out an airplane window when you were landing somewhere new—maybe it was the fjords of eastern Norway or the lights of Kuala Lumpur—you probably felt a rush, an adrenaline surge that seemed to flash from stomach to limbs. It’s your brain’s natural response to the unknown. Psychologists associate this trait—inherent in all of us, but on a broad scale of intensity—with what compels us to indulge our wanderlust on the fringes of the map. But what happens when the unknown becomes well known? What makes a spot an actual destination? And can it ever recover?…“ -> Full article…

Development Projects

I recently traveled to Myanmar with my parents. In Ngapali, a region in the west of Myanmar, I had the chance to visit a local NGO project with my mother. A NGO is a Non Governmental Organization which means that private people work together to help others who are in need. With this NGO we delivered solar panels to a village that did not have power supply. Here are some impressions from the visit. Our Trip started here. The car stopped because of the river. Which meant we had to walk through the river. Into the Nature of Myanmar we went. It was beautiful. The other adults from the NGO carried big boxes with solar lamps inside. We walked a long way through the forests, the fields and tight pathways. And then finally we arrived in a little village were everyone was waiting for us. There were many children, too. They looked very interested. Then women from the NGO explained how to use the solar lamps. And these were the people who got solar lamps. After the solar lamps …

Sustainable Tourism

What is Sustainable Tourism? Traveling has two sides, positive aspects but also  negative impacts. That is where responsible tourism comes in. Tourism contributes to and is at the same time affected by global changes such as climate change and resource reduction. Many tourists want an intact environment and authentic cultural experiences, because they have gone on the journey just because of their interest in nature and culture. At the same time their visit to the destination is likely to have a negative impact on the region as long as there are no set sustainability standards. The goal of destinations, communities and tour operator should therefore be to preserve nature and protect the culture. In general, Sustainable Tourism should be environmentally viable and fair for all people involved, while at the same time being economically viable. Important for sustainable tourism are: – Mobility and transportation – Preservation of nature and culture – Working conditions – Local added value – Consumption of resources Sustainable Tourism is also defined as “tourism that respects both, local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment”. …

Politics

When it comes to Sustainable Tourism politics is a very complex theme. There are many different views. It is a fact that many developing countries do not have a democratic government. Human rights are often not respected. So should I travel to these countries? The answer is: It depends… While many dictators use incoming tourist money to manifest their regimen or fill their own bank accounts, the contact with the tourists and the money they spend also offers chances to the local people. Tourism can create jobs. Where there are tourists there is a need for all kinds of services – from taxi drivers to waiters, guides and many other. Money is a key factor for the development of local communities. But often the tourist money mostly benefits international or government owned hotel chains and tour operators. That is where Sustainable Tourism comes in. Truly sustainable projects directly benefit the local community no matter if it is a hotel, a guided tour or a taxi service. So if you are traveling to these kinds of countries you …