Exotic cultures and outstanding natural beauty are the social and natural capital of a large sector of the tourism industry. An emphasis on economics, society and environment is now enshrined in global responsible tourism standards . Green Building standards, focussed largely on technical issues, can learn a lot from the social gains derived from responsible tourism.
Category | Responsible Tourism
Batu Batu Reef and Island Study Centre (BRISC) is a link between beach tourism and marine conservation, in this case facilitated by the partnership between Batu Batu Resort and Wild Asia. Arkitrek has teamed up with architect Leong Seng Kheong to design the centre buildings and infrastructure.
A report from the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism conference in Pokhara, Nepal. It is exactly these kind of forums that I most enjoy at tourism conferences, the chance to engage in debate and inspire new trends in more responsible tourism.
Wild Asia announces the finalists for the 5th Responsible Tourism Awards 2010! Wild Asia has shortlisted several operators from across Asia in each category for their outstanding responsible tourism practices. Find out this year’s finalists!
Last week Wild Asia announced the winners of the 2009 Responsible Tourism Awards. Of this year’s winners, the large hotel category was won by ITC Muhgal India, The medium sized category taken by El Nido Resorts and extending the winning run for India; Sundarbans Jungle Camp won the community based & Homestay bracket.