A return of mega cruise liners would go against the government’s express desire to create a new, sustainable tourism model.
With tourism operators desperate for the return of international visitors, the industry’s challenge now is to build a new, sustainable model.
Derby in northeast Tasmania should be a story of hope for mining communities seeking to transition to a sustainable future. But logging threatens that vision.
The Whanganui River.
The Māori world view provides a viable framework for building a new tourism model that prioritises quality over quantity.
Our analysis shows most tourist accommodation — be it Airbnb or traditional hotel accommodation — comes with sizeable greenhouse emissions.
A departure tax based on length of stay, not distance travelled, would be a more effective sustainable tourism strategy.
Scenic view of Toba Lake, one of Indonesia’s top tourism destinations.
Urat village is one of Indonesia’s many potential for rural tourism. However, study finds that indigenous people still feels left out to develop their own tourism business in their own areas.
The travel crisis caused by COVID-19 is also an opportunity to end the worst excesses of international tourism for good.
The Ruby Princess off the coast of Sydney on April 5 2020.
The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise.
The COVID-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn’t try to return to business as usual.
Turbines in Manchester Parish, Jamaica, the English-speaking Caribbean’s first wind farm.
Debbie Ann Powell
Even before the British billionaire invested US$1 billion in making the region ‘climate-smart,’ Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica were pioneering a renewable energy boom in the Caribbean.
Many European holiday destinations now struggle with overcrowding and pollution.
As many of the world’s most popular tourism destinations are overrun by visitors, operators could pay attention to the UN’s sustainable development goals.
In parts of the Maasai Mara its not uncommon to see more than 30 tourist vehicles at a sighting.
New findings show that the numbers of cubs a cheetah is able to rear is lower in areas that receive lots of tourists.
The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks in a national park.
New Zealand’s wildlife and natural wonders are major draw cards for tourists, but tourism companies operating in national parks contribute little to conservation.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well…
Trips to Antartica are part of the ‘last chance’ tourism to environmentally fragile places.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
Backpackers may have a reputation for over-indulgence, but are more sustainable than you might think.
With a reputation in Australia for public drunkenness and antisocial behaviour, backpackers might not seem likely role models for “greener” ways of living. Most backpackers are from upper- or middle-class…
Lake Pedder is within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. Could it benefit from greater tourism development?
The recent leaking of a new draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) has prompted vigorous debate over the merits of tourism development in protected areas. Specifically…
It should be possible to enjoy your holiday and give the planet a break.
Australians love to travel. About 9 million Australians travelled overseas last year, 60% of them on holiday. For most tourists, sustainable development and climate change were probably not high on their…
Fishing of potato rock cod is totally banned in Queensland waters. Better regulation might avoid similar bans for other species.
Tighter bag limits for fishing could be the key to ocean conservation, according to new research showing that limiting fishing across entire regions can offer better protection than using marine reserves…