Germany to make transportation as eco-friendly as possible
It is proposed to at least double the air traffic tax, reduce the number of flights and shift to the domestic railroad transport
Elephant in the room
Banning ivory trade to promote safaris at expense of famers’ livelihood?
Wine festivals in the Crimea becoming part of the tourism industry
November Fest 2019 and other autumn events hosted by the Crimean winemakers
WWF partners with Royal Government Bhutan to grow sustainable tourism in the country
Bhutan is considered to be part of South Asia and is surrounded by the Himalayas.
Poachers cause catastrophic harm to the inhabitants of the Sea of Japan
In the Far Eastern Marine Biosphere Reserve, the navigation season is over and the risk of poaching increased. According to experts, both the local groups of poachers and the North Korean lawbreakers are netting fish illegally in this area. Those fishing-nets that remain in the Sea of Japan after their illegal fishing pose a deadly threat to all marine wildlife.
Kashmir Valley waits for better days…
For more than a month now the Kashmir Valley, which primarily survives on the tourism sector for survival, has been under lockdown with selected restrictions on the public movement in many areas.
Vietnam’s recently developed ecotourism destinations help local communities flourish
Several high-profile tourism and ecotourism projects have transformed some of Vietnam’s ecotourism destinations into highly desirable tourism destinations, with overseas tourists flocking to the country in large numbers to visit those places.
Agritourism in Italy - a beneficial soft power of the provinces
Piggies, the smell of straw, and cockcrowing at dawn ... A designer bathroom, homemade ham and jam for breakfast, 150 TV channels. All this is ‘rolled into one’, on a neat fattoria, 30 kilometers away from Bologna, or near Parma - today this can be in any old place in Italy. This country was the pioneer of agritourism.
Malaysia’s eco-tourism thrives with stakeholder participation
The latest figures from Tourism Malaysia's data portal show that tourist arrivals fell from 26.76 million in 2016 to 25.95 million in 2017, and then down again to 25.83 million in 2018. The dip in 2018 compared to 2017 is mainly attributed to a 14.6% reduction in arrivals from Singapore. Only 10.62 million Singaporeans travelled to Malaysia last year, compared with 12.44 million in 2017.
Of xenophobic violence and threat to South African tourism
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said in its annual review released last March that South Africa is the largest tourism economy in Africa.
Altai Mountains are among the priority ecoregions in the world
Tatyana Gigel, Senator from the Altai Republic:The development of its infrastructure is required
The Golden Ring of Russia: Ancient towns expecting miracles to happen