Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Product Development, Tourism and Protected Areas
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Biosphere Reserves are internationally recognised, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and LED, Tourism and communities
The poor can participate in the tourism industry in many ways – as workers, entrepreneurs, and neighbours. They gain new opportunities but also face constraints. They earn incomes, but also suffer costs of tourism. These impacts vary enormously from destination to destination. Enhancing the opportunities and impacts for the poor is the concern of this series of posts.
OPPORTUNITY FIVE: BRINGING...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas
We are regularly asked to explain the difference between “Carrying Capacity” and “Limits of Acceptable Change”. This series of posts is intended to review these planning systems and to provide a more in-depth view of LAC and its implementation.
The growing awareness that designation of protected areas does not ensure their preservation has stimulated an enormous level of discussion...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and communities, Urban Tourism
Tourism is being seen as a cornerstone of a policy of urban development that combines a competitive supply able to meet visitors’ expectations with a positive contribution to the development of towns and cities and the well-being of their residents.
In most cases effort is directed at offering visitors a unique and original experience while trying as far as possible to satisfy residents’...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, The Business of Tourism
Sustainable supply chain management deals with the dialogue companies create with their suppliers in order to prevent violations of fundamental human rights and international environmental standards. On the whole, it means to deliver expectations on social and environmental responsibility in accordance with internationally recognised principles and rights, such as those defined by the UN.
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and communities
As poverty is one of the drivers of wetland degradation, responsible tourism can be an important instrument for both poverty alleviation and wetland conservation. Clearly, however, addressing the needs of poor communities and at the same time ensuring that tourism does not erode the environmental, and cultural, base on which it depends creates important challenges. A careful analysis of a wide...