Sustainable Tourism

A Strong Force for Society: Tourism's Impact Beyond Travel Experiences
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 tourism brings to our society, as a way to provide a vision for what our sector “building back better” can look like, locally and globally.
By TrainingAid | September 17, 2021
How Can Tourism Businesses Become Climate Positive?
Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of connecting with Dr. Susanne Etti, Environmental Impact Specialist at Intrepid Travel, who shared her insights and lessons on climate action for tourism businesses.
How Can Tourism Become More Accessible, Inclusive and Sustainable?
Martin Heng, Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Adviser for Lonely Planet, shares some ideas and insights on how and why we should promote not just accessibility, but also inclusive tourism that benefits everyone.
By TrainingAid | August 04, 2019
Sustainability Tips for Tourism Professionals: Simple Actions 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 with concrete actions we can take at the individual and organization levels to help make tourism more sustainable.
By Ayako Ezaki | January 06, 2019
Key Sustainable Tourism Trends: Free Webinar by GSTC, 14 Sept 2017
With several case studies and examples from the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), this webinar highlights some of the most important current trends in the tourism industry that all of us involved in sustainable tourism should learn about, and discusses how we can be part of the solut
By Ayako Ezaki | September 01, 2017
Sustainable Tourism Certification as a Tool for Positive Business Impacts
One of the key underlying themes when discussing the global sustainable tourism standard is continuous improvement. Sustainability is not one static point to set as a goal, but commitment to continue improving performance by applying best practices and implementing innovations.
Free Webinar: Sustainable Tourism Best Practices in Asia Pacific, 8 May 2017
Highlighting examples of EarthCheck certified businesses and destinations, this webinar offers insights into sustainable tourism management best practices and lessons learnt from the Asia Pacific Region.
World Cities Day: Sustainable Urban Tourism Issues and Solutions
Cities around the world play a critical role in supporting and driving social and economic development.
By Ayako Ezaki | October 31, 2016
Asia’s Responsible Tourism Leaders: Best Practice Stories and Lessons
As part of Wild Asia's 10-year anniversary initiatives celebrating its Responsible Tourism Awards Program, TrainingAid will be co-hosting Live Session series featuring responsible tourism leaders who have been engaged in the award program.
Responsible Travel Trends and Statistics: Business Case for Sustainability in Tourism
The Center for Responsible Travel report on responsible tourism trends shows that sustainability is critical to not only because of our social and moral responsibilities, but also for business success in today's increasingly conscious consumer markets.
Adventures Less Ordinary: New E-Guide to Making a Positive Impact Through Travel
"Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good," a free e-guide to travel that makes a positive and sustainable impact on local communities, is now available for download.
By TrainingAid | January 20, 2015
Voluntourism: How Can Responsible Volunteer Travelers Make a Difference?
The free e-book "Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good" offers in-depth insights into the issues and challenges surrounding volunteer travel and philanthropic adventures.
By Ayako Ezaki | January 05, 2015
Sustainability Communication Example: Child Safe Engages Travelers, Locals, Industry
Child Safe campaign by Friends International has done an amazing job of engaging travelers and locals in Cambodia to give exposure to the issue of child safety in tourism and to help prevent exploitation of children through tourism.
By Amy McLoughlin | December 15, 2014
Accessible Tourism: Sharing the Benefits of Travel with Everyone
Today (December 3rd) is UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD), a day that aims to celebrate and acknowledge the experience, expertise and achievements of people living with disability, and to encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
By Ayako Ezaki | December 04, 2014
Responsible Tourism: Whose Responsibility Is It to Educate Travelers?
Who’s responsible for educating travelers about responsible behavior? Some examples of tourism organizations and initiatives helping travelers travel more responsibly. Everyone involved in benefiting from tourism, including travelers, should be responsible for responsible travel education.
By Ayako Ezaki | November 26, 2014

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