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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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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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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