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Responsible Tourism becoming mainstream?

Flight Centre is looking to capitalise on the trend to responsible
tourism
with the acquisition of Canadian company GoVoluntouring, which
specialises in volunteer tourism. GoVoluntouring Founder & CEO Aaron
Smith says “The sheer breadth of distribution will make Flight Centre’s
GoVoluntouring a massive change agent.”  Smith will remain as Business
Leader, based out of Flight Centre’s Vancouver office. Source

Monaco adds Responsible Tourism read more

This is the next step of responsible tourism project called ?Protection of the
forest and wildlife? implemented by GIZ Vietnam. This project encourages tourists come to Pu Hu. read more

The local tourism industry raked in about P1 billion during the festive season last year. Botswana

The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Kitso Mokaila
revealed this during the World Wetlands Day (WWD) commemoration last
Thursday in Gaborone.

This year’s World Wetlands Day theme was, ?Wetlands and Tourism a
Great Experience – Responsible Tourism Supports Wetland and People?.
Mokaila said the revenue earned through tourism last Christmas showed
that the industry was a force to reckon with as the government tries to
diversify the economy.

Taleb Rifai UNWTO writes about RT
At the same time, one billion is a serious responsibility on the tourism
sector. Unplanned and poorly managed tourism development can cause
serious harm. We need to be capable of building a more responsible
tourism sector; one that protects our common heritage while making it
accessible to all and providing the means to preserve it. Read more

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