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Destination Storytelling to Effectively Promote Local Stories and Engaging Travel Experiences

Experiences. Memories. People. How can destination storytelling be used effectively as part of marketing local experiences to travelers seeking…

Panel
Inclusion and Equity in Tourism: Actions to Prioritize Representation of Diverse Views and Voices

Beyond JDEI hashtags and campaigns, the travel and tourism industry still has a long way to go in becoming a truly just, diverse, equitable and…

People
The power of asking the right questions about the climate crisis and enabling sustainable tourism

Born and brought up in India, Tanuvi Joe is a freelance writer dedicated to covering the climate crisis and how the tourism industry can transition…

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Tourism's Better Future, Mental Health and Well-Being

The COVID19 crisis has highlighted the importance of proactively addressing mental health and well-being, individually and collectively. Here are…

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Examples of Impactful Climate Action by Tourism Businesses and Destinations

Can tourism become part of the solution to the climate crisis? Considering tourism is both contributing to and affected by the climate crisis, the…

People
Sustainability and the universal design transcendence, the connection with nature, people, culture, and our native peoples

Marianela Camacho (Professor, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela) shares her sustainability journey, and her personal, academic and professional…

People
After several years on my own sustainability journey, I no longer let the dream of 'perfect' get in the way of 'better.'

Sustainability is a journey. It’s a personal journey, as I strive to do better in my day to day life. It’s a professional journey, as I move through…

People
Studying tourism has opened up so many doors for me. My journey has been hard but I’m glad I chose this path.

Fabio Fornari, a tourism master's student and researcher from Brazil, shares his journey to becoming a German Chancellor Fellow and finding his…

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Tourism as a Positive Force for Local Communities

We’ve asked industry trailblazers and change makers to share their own experiences, highlighting concrete examples of how tourism can be a positive…

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Examples of Cities Implementing Sustainable Urban Tourism Solutions Benefiting Destinations and Communities

Sustainable urban tourism solutions address issues such as accessibility, building resilience, climate actions and diversity.

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Key Factors for Resilience and Sustainability in Tourism Businesses

For organizations (such as tourism businesses), the concept of resilience is a key part of what makes them stronger, and better prepared to respond…

Interview
Race to Net Zero and Beyond: Tour Operator Climate Action Examples by Panoramic Journeys

Interview with Karina Moreton, Co-Founder and Impact Producer at Panoramic Journeys, sharing the tour operator's climate action efforts.

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Make Carbon Offsetting a Meaningful Part of Your Climate Journey

Is carbon offsetting a part of the steps towards becoming climate positive? Is it a valid solution or just greenwashing? We will address these…

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Inclusive Events & Impactful Experiences: Insights from LGBTIQ+ Community

What are some of the key factors LGBTIQ+ community members consider when evaluating whether an event is inclusive? What can event organizers do to…

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Tourism Can Be a Positive Force for Our Globalized Society and Local Economies

As the industry continues on its slow and uneven paths of recovery, we would like to share some examples and stories of the positive impacts that…

Thoughts on Training
Case Study: Effective Sustainability Training for Hospitality and Tourism Industry Professionals

TrainingAid case study on sustainability training for tourism and hospitality employees, published as part of "Sustainability in the Hospitality…

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Sustainable Hospitality Supply Chain Management: Solutions and Opportunities for Hotels

How can hotels ensure supply chain sustainability? Solutions for stakeholder management and sustainability communications.

TrainingAid News
Our Progress Since We Declared a Climate Emergency and Joined the Tourism Declares Network

In January 2020, we joined Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, and committed to actions to address the climate crisis. We aim to achieve meaningful…

Thoughts on Training
Tourism Businesses and Organizations Connecting Online: Lessons on Better Learning and Networking

Effective approaches and important considerations on how tourism industry connects online, taking lessons from "the year travel stopped", and looking…

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Stakeholder Engagement Best Practice Tools and Methods for Successful Sustainable Tourism Development

How can we ensure tourism development brings positive changes and lasting benefits for community members?

Thoughts on Training
Knowledge and Learning as a Practical Part of Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

Tips on how tourism and hospitality businesses can make learning an easier and more practical part of your work, and more effectively approach…

TrainingAid News
TrainingAid Joins the Tourism Declares Community, Sharing Commitment to Climate Action

Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency is a network of tourism industry organizations and professionals working together to promote concrete solutions…

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How to Incorporate Accessible Tourism Solutions and Make Destinations and Traveler Experiences More Inclusive

How and why accessible tourism is key to sustainable development of destinations, and what tourism businesses can do to become more inclusive.…

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Answering Key Questions on Effective Sustainable Tourism Project Management

Three lessons on effectively managing small-, medium- and large-scale projects in sustainable tourism, with insights from our partners and expert…

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Simple Sustainability Actions for Individuals and Organizations You Can Take Now

As many of us return to work after the holidays this week, let's dedicate some of the energy we're putting into our new year's resolutions to come up…

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Armenia shapes its future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing

Armenia shapes its future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing. A diverse group of…

Interview
Effective Project Management for Sustainable Tourism Destinations

The Travel Foundation's approach to developing and delivering projects, offering insights into effective management of tourism destinations.

TrainingAid News
Capacity Building and Training in Tourism to Ensure Sustainability and Expand Business Opportunities

Capacity building is a critical part of ensuring a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry and its role in supporting the global…

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Certification as a Tool for Measuring Tourism Impacts and Continuous Improvement of Sustainability Performance

The role of certification in promoting sustainable tourism practices and encouraging long-term positive business impacts through continuous…

Thoughts on Training
Research on Skills Training Opportunities for Tourism Industry Professionals

What do tourism industry employers and employees need to enhance professional training and skills building opportunities?

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From Luxury Tourism to Maximizing Community Benefits and Scaling Up Responsible Tourism Sales

As part of Wild Asia's 10-year anniversary initiatives celebrating its Responsible Tourism Awards Program, TrainingAid will be co-hosting Live…

TrainingAid News
Our Partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

TrainingAid is working with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support its work in promoting sustainability practices around the world…

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Learn from Helpful Resources on Tourism Development, Tourism Marketing and Tourism Sustainability

Our most shared articles of 2015 from the TrainingAid Ideas…

Thoughts on Training
Talent Development Key to Innovation and Sustaionable Growth of the Tourism Industry

Talent development in tourism is not just about jobs; it’s also key to the growth of the industry as a whole, because a strong workforce is a…

Ideas and Insights
Sustainable and Responsible Tourism News for Your Mailbox!

Focusing exclusively on sustainable and responsible tourism news, Travindy reports on the innovations, insights and issues shaping a sustainable…

TrainingAid News
Bringing Together Partners from Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia for Sustainable Destination Management

TrainingAid is excited to be part of the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program, an integrated rural tourism initiative focused on the…

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Increase Visibility and Boost Search Performance of Your Travel Website through Blogging

Can blogging be a helpful way to increase visibility and boost search performance of a travel website? Are the efforts and resources needed to run…

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How Destinations Promote Travel Experiences By Letting Locals Tell Their Stories

How are destinations promoting travel experiences and attractions through local stories and residents' unique perspectives? Three examples of…

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Insights into Issues and Challenges Surrounding Volunteer Travel

The free e-book "Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good" offers in-depth insights into the issues and challenges surrounding volunteer…

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Conservation Tourism Destination Examples - How Tourism Can Support Benefits to Biodiversity and Wildlife Protection

Leading ecotourism and wildlife travel destinations promote sustainable conservation tourism through engaging messages on wildlife conservation and…

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Best Practices and Tips on Sustainability Communications for Tourism Destinations

Effective sustainability communication strategies should promote your destination's messages focused on how you promote tourism that cares for people…

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From Good Ideas to Meaningful Solutions: Innovation in Tourism to Support Sustainability Goals

How can tourism innovation be a meaningful part of social development and business solutions? Discover some inspirations, trends, and ideas around…

Thoughts on Training
Achieving Success by Investing in Effective Training and Capacity Building

At TrainingAid, we believe that investing in people through effective training, education, and capacity building is one of the most important ways…

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Social Media as a Marketing Tool for Tourism Businesses

Tips on using social media for professional networking. To make the most of social media as a marketing tool for your business, don't overlook the…

Thoughts on Training
Trainer Insights: Dr. Xavier Font on Professional Development in Responsible Tourism

Dr. Xavier Font shares his thoughts on why training and professional development important are important for the tourism industry, and for…

Thoughts on Training
Open-Minded Approaches to Exploring new Learning Experiences

Does your class or training program encourage open-minded approaches to exploring new learning experiences, help create a positive learning…

Thoughts on Training
MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses Are Gaining Popularity - But Not Everything Is Perfect

There’s no question that one of the most exciting aspects of MOOCs is that they, by nature, can be accessed by anyone with Internet access – which…

TrainingAid News
Opportunities to Learn About Responsible Tourism at WTM

The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading international tourism industry exhibition, offered opportunities to learn about responsible tourism, through…

Ideas and Insights
What does it Mean to Invest in People and How Can This Investment Make Measurable Impacts

It is safe to say that in the development world human capital development (HCD) is generally considered important for achieving sustained growth and…

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Efficiency and Quality of the Combined Impacts of Organizations Investing in Sustainable Tourism

In Europe alone, there are an estimated 70,000 plus organizations (civil society, government and private sector) engaged in the international…