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Guess what: post-tourism isn’t all that different from ordinary, run-of-the-mill tourism. David Blackwell.

Authentic outsiders? Welcome to the age of the ‘post-tourist

The term 'post-tourist' is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common 'hotspots', immersing themselves in "local culture" for an extended period of time. And yet ...
While ecotourists enjoy the warm waters of the Cuiaba River in Brazil, our presence in natural areas like this may have unanticipated costs for local wildlife.

Ecotourism could be making animals less scared, and easier to eat

We often think of ecotourism as good for the environment. But it may have some worrying unintended consequences for wild animals.
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Born again: Britain’s canals

For decades, canals were an unloved relic of industrial Britain – but people power has brought them back to life.
South Africa’s game reserves are loved by tourists. The new visa regulations could have a negative impact on them. Shutterstock

South Africa’s new visa rules: sound idea but badly executed

The motive behind South Africa's new visa regulations is noble. But the implementation needs to be adapted and improved to minimise the negative effect on the country's tourism industry.
Expect to see more ships on the horizon, as global shipping booms. But how well are we measuring and governing what happens at sea? Chris Phutully/Flickr

The challenge of managing Earth’s new economic frontier: our oceans

As the world's land-based economies struggle with around 2% GDP growth, the global marine economy – often talked about as "the blue economy" – is a bright light on the horizon.
The Great Southern Reef is unique, beautiful and contributes significantly to Australia’s culture and economy. However, few of us realise the magnitude and value of this gem right at our doorstep. T. Wernberg 2002

Australia’s ‘other’ reef is worth more than $10 billion a year - but have you heard of it?

The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km and contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia's economy each year.
The killing of Cecil the lion which generated a huge uproar globally presents Zimbabwean an opportune moment to look harder at who benefits from wildlife. Reuters/Eric Miller

Why Cecil the lion offers lessons for land reform and the role of elites

The shooting of Cecil shines light on Zimbabwe's new elite land politics which excludes the wider population and exposes the racial dimensions of the relationship between wildlife, land and hunting.
Tourists from Las Vegas enjoy an elephant ride in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Johannesburg. South Africa’s tourism minister says new visa regulations are hurting the industry. Reuters/Antony Kaminju

Behind the public spat between South Africa’s government ministers

The public spat over visa regulations between South Africa's ministers of tourism and of home affairs raises the important question why the government is not on the same page regarding a key policy.
With many people in need of shelter and schools only now re-opening, Nepal is not yet ready to restart the lucrative tourism industry that will help its recovery. EPA/Narendra Shrestha

What can tourists do to help, not hinder, Nepal’s quake recovery?

While some operators have prematurely suggested it's safe for tourists to return, Nepal's recovery from the earthquake has barely begun. In the longer term, though, tourism will be vital to this process.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe. AAP Image/Dan Peled

Agriculture could be the next boom for Australia

Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
Australia can expect expansion in sectors such as tourism, the health and financial services sectors, banking and securities. AAP Image/Joel Carrett

As the mining boom wanes, Australia pivots to services

Mining, along with agriculture, will continue to be key parts of the Australian economy -- but new growth is expected in the services sector.

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