AITO, Association of Independent Tour Operators

AITO and its members acknowledge that tourism can have an enviromental, social and economic impact on the destination involved, so they have developed a set of guidelines intended to help companies, customers and local suppliers identify their common responsibilities to: Protect the Enviroment – its flora, fauna and landscapes Respect local cultures – traditions, religions […]

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With 243,000 associated jobs, the U.S. National Parks are a solid source of employment

Protecting the environment is not only beneficial to the ecosystem but also in terms of creating jobs and generating wealth. The U.S. National Park Service  has published the 2012 figures which demonstrates an increase in the number of visitors -280 million, that is, 4 million more than in 2011- and the support of 243,000 jobs. […]

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Adventure tourism goes sustainable

Veilletourisme.ca published an article about how adventure tourism is embracing bigger approach to sustainability criteria. It emphasizes that companies engaged in adventure sports decide to go down the path of sustainability in the hopes of preserving their key resources and meeting the needs of their clientele. According to TripAdvisor, in 2012, 70% of American travellers said […]

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Conference Field Trip to Torroella de Montgrí-L’Estartit

Last October 2nd in Torroella de Montgrí and L’Estartit, it took place the Conference Field Trip , within the framework of the 7th Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference, with the morning paper of Josep Capellà, who explained the experience in this municipality, the visit of la Pletera (coastal zone in renaturalization process) and a boat trip on […]

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7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destination

See the press release of the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destination: RTD7 us now just one month away. Don’t miss out. There are some big questions being asked: Is Barcelona being spoilt by tourists? What can we do about it? Two years ago BBC’s Fast Track programme asked “Is Barcelona being spoilt by tourists?” They asked […]

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10 arguments to marketing cycle holidays

On July 4th we echoed in facebook the article ” 10 arguments to marketing cycle holidays”. The topic is not new, there are plenty of articles about the growth of active holidays and very specially about hiking and cycling but in this case it comes from a professional French magazine addressed to travel agencies Tourmag.com […]

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Catalan Responsible Tourism Awards

We want to present the following press release 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations Awards for Responsible Tourism: PRESS RELEASE Barcelona, international focal point for responsible tourism From 1st to 4th of October the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will bring together world experts on responsible tourism to debate the […]

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Rice Grower Territories Network located in protected natural areas

This network, initiated by Montsià Actiu in 2012 with the collaboration of different social and economic actors from Delta de l’Ebre, is compounded by the main rice producers territories around Spain located in protected natural areas. These territories are Doñana in Andalusia, la Albufera in València and el Delta de l’Ebre in Catalunya Rice Grower Territories […]

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PM4ESD : Project Management for European

Tourism is one of the main economic sector in the world and the third economic sector in Europe. It represents the 10% of the GDP and the 12% of the Europe employment, and it has been defined by several worldwide and European institutions as one of the sectors with more opportunities of future development.  This […]

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