Nature Reserves and Tourism: Threat or Opportunity

There is a good article dedicated to the Natural Reserves under the title of “Fourteen nature treasures”, includes an interview with Juan Carlos del Olmo, WWF Spain general secretary, which was published last March 24th in the EL PAÍS SEMANAL “ESPAÑA EN POSITIVO” magazine. Here you will find the article “Fourteen nature treasures”. The article […]

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RTD- 7 : 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destination

The 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destination will take place in Barcelona from the 1st to the 4th October 2013. The conference will be co-chaired by Mr. Jordi Ficapal, the Director of the Sant Ignasi  Observatory of Responsible Tourism (Universitat Ramon Llull), and Professor Harold Goodwin, ICRETH, Leeds Metropolitan University. The event’s schedule will […]

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Sustainability in European tourist destinations

The European Commission, in collaboration with other European organizations, such as Surrey University in the United Kingdom, has promoted the creation of a European tourism system of indicators for the sustainable management of destinations. This system is addressed to local and regional authorities, specially the tourism managing organizations, to incorporate sustainability as central and integral […]

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Alpine Pearls

In a previous post on this blog we talked about “Respect the Mountains”. This organization creates awareness about mountain areas, promoting sustainable tourism and drawing attention to these unique areas. A member of this organization is Alpine Pearls. This is an association of 28 Alpine tourist areas specialized as a environmentally friendly destinations. Some areas of Germany, […]

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Respect the mountains

Mountains are an essential part of our planet. They  provide essential fresh water to billions of people worldwide, are home to wildlife, flora and fauna and offer a place for mountain lovers to be inspired, to play and to adventure. During the sky season many tourists visit the Alps every year, and the environmental damages […]

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Responsible Tourism Awards 2012

The “Responsible Tourism Awards” are organised by www.responsibletravel.com . Launched in 2004, the Awards are run in association with partners World Travel Market, Metro Newspaper, Geographical Magazine and International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University. Virgin Holidays have supported the Awards as headline sponsor since 2007. The Awards try to inspire changes on the tourist industry, and are based […]

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New cycling tourism studies in Europe

Cycling tourism is one of the biggest  growth sectors in tourism, as shown by several studies that have been published recently, and presented in our blog. http://www.decaba.com/en/cicloturisme-a-franca/ http://www.decaba.com/en/oportunitats-del-turisme-de-bicicleta-a-alemanya/ Recently there have been new studies on this growing phenomenon. One of these studies is promoted by the European Parliament, indicating that this activity generates 44 billion […]

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39 Festival de l’Image Sous-Marine – Marsella

The “Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine” is in all probability the main festival dedicated to submarine image in cinema, photography, video, books, guides and other applications. This event is celebrated anually in Marseille, although until recent years it had been held in Antibes-Jean-Les-Pins. This year it reached its 39th edition, taking place from the 1st […]

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Open Days 2012 valoration

Open Days 2012, the European Week of Regions and Cities, was held in Brussels from the 8th to the 11th of October. This is a four day event which is celebrated annually in the European Union’s venues in Brussels, such as the European Commission, the Committee of Regions and the local and regional representations of […]

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