Gov’t pushing for ecotourism in coastal areas


MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The government is pushing for ecotourism in coastal areas as a potential «win-win strategy» for sustainable development of the country’s rich marine resources and the millions of people who rely on them for food and livelihood, a senior government official said today.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje said the concept of ecotourism takes advantage of the abundant natural and human resources the Philippines is endowed with. Sigue leyendo

Andalucía y Marruecos promocionan un modelo de turismo náutico sostenible

La Consejería de Turismo ha impulsado la implantación de un nuevo modelo de desarrollo turístico sostenible para mejorar la gestión y promoción de la oferta náutica a través del proyecto de cooperación transfronteriza con Marruecos Odyssea Al-Ándalus, cofinanciado en un 75% con fondos FEDER. Sigue leyendo

Chilean destination completes ‘Early Adopter’ assessment of sustainable tourism criteria.

The Chilean destination of Lake Llanquihue has completed the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.

4Hoteliers Image LibraryThe destination joins the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu corridor in Peru as the first South American destinations to participate in and complete the GSTC Early Adopters program.

The Early Adopters program is overseen by GSTC’s Destination Working Group and managed by NGO partner Sustainable Travel International (STI).  Sigue leyendo