Innovation is the lifeblood of a competitive business and destination. Balancing natural and cultural heritage, community needs, with technology and green design can lead to exciting low carbon, resource saving initiatives that are a positive economic contribution to local communities. Ideas for new responsible tourism development which incorporate new technology, green design and active guest participation in conservation and community development are discussed.

Green hotels and resort and more NYTimes says its becoming mainstream

Green accommodation, what was once a niche market is now becoming mainstream. As many hotels and resorts are increasingly seeking to become more sustainable so they are applying a greater level of technical and organisational innovation. As the newspaper says 'a growing number of properties are making sustainability their main attraction.

Where’s the Tesla-like innovation in tourism?

What does real sustainability-oriented innovation in tourism look like?

Where’s the Tesla-like innovation in tourism? How much further do we have to go to get a tipping point that starts game-changing sustainability in tourism, and what will stimulate that change? Attending the World Travel Market this year I noted that the expert panel discussion celebrating 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Day confirmed tourism still had a long way to go in the next ten years if it wants to be sustainable.

“Born Free*” (Not): Releasing wildlife tourism’s economic potential

wildlife tourism experiences can touch deep emtions

(Born Free is a non-fiction story of wildlife rehabilitation in Kenya)

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