On the second day of the 4th International Conference on
Responsible Tourism in Destinations, Living Landscapes of Oman in Muscat the
conference addressed two themes: tourism, livelihoods, local economic development
and human resources; and tangible and intangible heritage management in tourism
destinations. Details of the presentations can be found at www.rtd4.om/rtd4/program.html
Fiona Jeffery chairman of World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day
will talk tomorrow about the business case for Responsible Tourism.
More than 380 delegates from 34 countries attended the
opening day of the 4th International Responsible Tourism in Destinations
Conference in Muscat Oman.The conference
was opened by the co-chairs Dr. Rajiha Abdul Amir Oman
As preparations are being finalised for the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations comes news of the launch of two new Responsible Tourism websites in Australia – the network grows and with it the Movement for Responsible Tourism.
peopleandplaces provides responsible volunteering opportunities for people
who want to put something back by sharing their skills, donating their time and
to be sure that they will not be a burden on the community they plan to assist.
I am non-exec chair of peopleandplaces and very proud, and a bit envious, of the work that Kate and
peopleandplaces has a new partner, another
Responsible Tourism award winner, Explore. The result is an exciting new product
and one which will benefit the communities the travellers visit.
Question: I need a holiday, but being a tourist just isn
Today sees the launch in Oman, and internationally, of an e-magazine of short readable articles about Responsible Tourism in Destinations. The first of its kind it has been published to further debate about Responsible Tourism internationally and to draw attention to developments in sustainable tourism in Oman.
Take a look – it is visually attractive and the articles are good to read.
RT: DestinationsArabic English Travelling Responsibly in a Finite World Connecting Cultures Peak Oil & Climate Change Al Ansab Wetland Connecting People and Places Local Community Initiatives at the Asian Beach Games Tourism Hospitality in Oman Conserving Water and Fossil Fuels in Hotels Tourism in Nature Reserves Where do You Pack Your Ethics? Six Senses Hideaway, Zighy Bay Oman Botanic Garden