We live in a constantly changing world, making it essential to prepare for facing challenges in contemporary life. Tourism is a sector that has been affected by various crises and disasters over the years, ranging from extreme weather events to economic and political crises. In the past three years alone, the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale forest fires, and international … [Read more...] about Global Tourism Resilience Day: Recommendations for Crisis and Disaster Management in the Tourism Sector
Right now, nobody wants to imagine another global crisis happening. We have not even reached the “eye of the storm” with the current, unprecedented, COVID-19 pandemic, which has essentially paralyzed the world. However, without being pessimistic, other crises will come and will continue to test society and institutions as they have never been tested before. What we learn from … [Read more...] about Resilience in tourism: Learning from crisis management experiences
When the United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (#IY2017) I started to think about all the opportunities out there to celebrate, educate and mobilize efforts leading to more sustainable tourism! After all, having worked with tourism development programs in several countries in Latin America, I knew for a fact how … [Read more...] about What is Sustainable Tourism for you? #IY2017
Vehicles hitting animals is a problem: animals may die, people may die, and in most cases, someone has to pay for the consequences. While highways and roads allow people to travel everywhere, along the way, these roads cross through the habitat of many native wildlife species and collisions, therefore, become almost inevitable. In the United States, there are between 1 to 2 … [Read more...] about Happy Crossings! Reducing animal-vehicle collisions: who is it good for and why does it matter?