Sustainable tourism boon to businesses, travelers and environment

Benny Lendermon, president of the Riverfront Development Corp., stands atop the smooth grass roof of Beale Street Landing. The roof, which will lower the building's cooling energy consumption considerably, was added to the Beale Street Landing project in order not to interrupt the flow of Tom Lee Park.

 

Benny Lendermon, president of the Riverfront Development Corp., stands atop the smooth grass roof of Beale Street Landing. The roof, which will lower the building’s cooling energy consumption considerably, was added to the Beale Street Landing project in order not to interrupt the flow of Tom Lee Park. Sigue leyendo

¿Por qué el turismo debe ser sostenible? 2º Parte: Impactos Socioculturales.

La actividad turística está íntimamente ligada a la noción del viaje como una experiencia de descubrimiento de lo desconocido y de encuentro con personas de diferentes culturas. De todos modos, no siempre el turismo permite que los turistas y residentes locales interactúen y tengan un intercambio cultural que les permitan conocer otras maneras de  vivir  y adaptarse a nuevas realidades, respetando mutuamente sus respectivas creencias y costumbres. Sigue leyendo

UN General Assembly: ecotourism key to eradicating poverty and protecting environment

kerala-alleppey tourA landmark resolution recognizing ecotourism as key in the fight against poverty, the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (21 December 2012). 

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment. Sigue leyendo