The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.
In the past decade the tourism debate has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as the engine of growth and development and job opportunities. Global warming, depleting habitat cover for wildlife and other species, increasing population, excess exposure of destinations, have brought ...
Query: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism seems to want to take over the whole country and turn it into a park. There is almost nowhere to go anymore, where you don’t need a permit and vast areas of the country are cut off from citizens. What kind of country is Namibia becoming and for who?
Maun — Deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Mr Thabang Botsoma says biodiversity and ecosystem are vital to the economy and development of Botswana.
All those Ugandans who have never seen a lion in real life are, therefore, advised to make plans and be there. The king will be in the company of other powerful cats such as leopards and the cheetah, up close and personal.
The El Nido local government finds managing its natural environment challenging due to the constant demands coming from its booming tourism industry. “It is very challenging because this is a developing municipality, and as tourists are coming in, we have to provide appropriate services to them, ...
Rwanda has got a new additional habitat for its growing population of rare mountain gorillas, the Gorilla Berengei Berengei. The 27.8-hectare property (about the size of 70 standard football fields, was donated by the AWF (African Wildlife Fund) and will be incorporated into the 16,000 hectare g ...
Two round tables and a business-to-business component were integrated in the ninth edition of INVESTOUR that took place within the framework of FITUR. The first session, moderated by Thebe Ikalafeng, chairman at BrandAfrica, addressed branding strategies to position the African continent in the ...
The city of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea Governorate still attracts international press attention due to its natural tourism attractions. One of Italy’s most famous tourist websites affaritaliani.it published a long report saying the city includes seven wonders, calling the place “heaven.”
For centuries, ambitious mariners pining to traverse the Arctic Circle experienced little more than disappointment — and often death. But diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through polar waters a vacation rather than an exploration.
Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) who will step down from office this month, highlighted the key role of tourism in helping with sustainable development.
A budget ski resort expansion is poised to carve 333km of new slopes and 113km of ski lifts through a Unesco world heritage site of “outstanding universal value”, according to documents obtained by WWF in a lawsuit.
Tourists can now discover Romania’s beautiful ecotourism destination Colinele Transilvaniei (the Hills of Transylvania) with the help of a mobile app launched by WWF Romania in partnership with Mioritics Association.
Maputo — Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, argued on Thursday that tourism based on biodiversity can play a significant role in the economic sustainability of the country's conservation areas.
Chefchaouen is town of some 45,000 residents where visitors come to admire hundreds of hues of blue.Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour -- green.
The United Nations designated the year 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development due to tourism's capacity to enhance economic growth through job creation, the attraction of investment, fostering entrepreneurship, preservation of ecosystem and biodiversity, protectio ...
From backpacking in the Andes to luxury Amazon river cruises, Peru has positioned itself as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. Peru has enjoyed a growing tourism industry with more and more people visiting the country year on year.
Tourism players want Sabah’s tourism to remain sustainable with continuous conservation of its natural heritage and biodiversity in 33 years to come.
Native species are particularly vulnerable on islands, because when invaders such as rats arrive, the native species have nowhere else to go and may lack the ability to fend them off.
New Zealand is one of 36 global hotspots for biodiversity. Its unique wildlife is a major draw card for tourists. About three million international visitors arrive in New Zealand each year, adding NZ$15 billion to the economy. At least half explore a national park or protected area (PA), but the ...
The islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot — but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.
The young mountain gorilla hangs from a branch, then falls to the ground. Not knowing what to do next, it sits atop the imposing head of its father, which is taking a siesta.
The Recent rash of hurricanes to affect the Caribbean has lent urgency to efforts to shore up the climate change preparedness of Jamaica's multi-million-dollar tourism industry.
Arunachal Pradesh, blessed with the pristine beauty of nature, is all set to woo tourists from across the globe by boosting air, rail and road connectivity and developing infrastructure
As the threat of climate change and global warming is ever on our minds, what sustainable tourism destination should you consider visiting to keep your conscience green?