Communities and Destinations
As part of the recent PM4SD course, Salli Felton (CEO, The Travel Foundation) has presented on The Travel Foundation's approach to developing and delivering projects.
The example of Museu de Favela (MUF), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, highlights various opportunities and challenges associated with tourism development, and the importance of local engagement and leadership when sharing the stories of local communities with travelers.
Botswana and Namibia, leading ecotourism and wildlife travel destinations in Africa, effectively promote sustainable tourism through engaging messages on wildlife conservation and biodiversity protection, and inspire travelers, residents and the global tourism industry.
Based on the Tourism Training Live "Keep It Real for Destinations" discussions, here are successful sustainability communication examples by tourism destinations.
How can travel storytelling be used for destination marketing in a way that engages travelers and empower the locals? Your destination already does have elements of great stories - engaging experiences, people with intriguing perspectives, and memorable events. So find and share them!
Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a great "teachable moment" to promote environmental awareness. To celebrate Earth Day and to share inspirations for environmental actions, here are some sites on sustainability solutions and eco-innovations.