Monthly Archives: December 2012

How Responsible is Cruising?

Relatively little attention has been paid to how responsible cruising is, the industry has kept a low profile on the issues of sustainability and there has been little attention paid to its performance. There have been a few radio and … Continue reading

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Avoiding greenwashing

Responsible Tourism recognises, encourages and celebrates diversity. The Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations recognised that ‘the transparent and auditable reporting of progress towards achieving responsible tourism targets and benchmarking is essential to the integrity and credibility of … Continue reading

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Securing The future we want – more transparent reporting is what we need

Too often we hear and read bland assurances about this or that investment or management initiative contributing to sustainable tourism. The expression ‘sustainable tourism’ has been hollowed out, stripped of meaning. We do not have a workable definition of sustainable … Continue reading

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UK household spending on recreation and culture and hotels and restaurants continues to decline

The average household spent £68.30 per week on recreation and culture in 2006 and in 2011 £63.90, that is a decline of 6.9% Spending on hotels and restaurants declined by 11% The average British household spent £483.60 per week in … Continue reading

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Botswana Bans Hunting

Botswana has announced that hunting will be banned from January 2014, the interests of non-consumptive tourism (photo-safaris and game viewing) have won out over sport hunting. The view that the decline in wildlife poses e a genuine threat to both … Continue reading

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