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  • Resident Visitor Survey for destination sustainable development.

    The one stakeholder NOT to forget…!

    /information/resourcesSustainable tourism encompasses much more than solely protecting the environment in the destination, even though that is essential of course. A sustainable destination must be one that cares for its wildlife and landscapes, but also one that cares for its inhabitants! When thinking about tourism, one often thinks about visitors and the private tourism sector within the destination. But sometimes we forget the most important stakeholder: the local community, which is not always directly linked to the tourism sector.

  • Digital Nomad and Bleisure

    Millennials and Gen Z Poised to Spearhead a Rise in Bleisure Travel after COVID-19

    Before COVID-19, the ‘bleisure’ travel trend, defined as a mix of business and leisure travel, was taking off, driven by the Millennials (or Gen Y), a large, important travelling group.  Already keen travellers, Millennials are well known to be keen on experiential travel that offers an authentic insight into a destination, immersing themselves into new cultures and local lives. 

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    How Food Tourism is a Driver for Authentic Tourism Experiences

    As food plays a central part in the lives of all people on the planet and local specialities are widely appreciated as an intrinsic feature of many cultures, it is now well understood that local cuisines play an important role in offering the visitor an authentic insight into the culture of a place.

  • Sustainable Wildlife Tourism

    Sustainable Wildlife Tourism - Top Tips for creating unique trips

    As local tour operators around the world eagerly anticipate being able to welcome tourists to visit their wildlife attractions once more, preparing their travel products for a ‘changed world’ provides multiple opportunities to add value and meet the needs of an increasingly discerning tourist. 

  • World Tourism Set Back 25 Years

    World Tourism Set Back 25 Years

    World tourist arrivals will grow by 65% to 666.6 million, up from 403.5 million in 2020 – that’s roughly the same number of tourists that travelled in 2000. 

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    Working to Improve the Welfare of Animals in Tourism

    One of the main issues the wildlife tourism industry faces is the welfare of animals in captive wildlife attractions and it is an issue that Europeans have become increasingly sensitive to.