Culture and Religion
With their borders closed to international tourism, the people of Bali use their creativity and collaborative spirit and rely on domestic tourism.
Disrespectful behaviour, waste and noise pollution, lack of interest, and now COVID-19. In Brazil the risks that domestic tourism entails for traditional communities seem bigger than the opportunities.
Due to COVID-19, domestic tourism is moving into focus in many countries - also in Uganda. This strengthens women in the industry and promotes female empowerment.
While sustainable tourism is implicit in the idea of the World Heritage, unsustainable tourism is increasingly morphing into a threat to the sites.
Virtual travel experiences can help tourism providers achieve a low income in times of crisis and give access to places and encounters – even without being on site.
Iran is not only fighting COVID-19. Political crises, trade sanctions, environmental disasters and a weak economy are pervasive. How do local tourism initiatives react?
Most community based tourism initiatives in rural Cambodia do not have the necessary skills and conceptual understanding of the digital revolution taking over the tourism industry, yet. What kind of support do CBTs need to go online, stay online and bridge the digital gap?
Rika Jean-Francois is in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at the ITB Berlin and on the Board of Directors of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation. We spoke to her about the importance of LGBTQI* tourism to countries of the Global South.
How can LGBTQI* tourism contribute to the rights of homo- and transsexuals in travel destinations? Reflections from Cambodia, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.
Thailand is marketed as one of the world's most LGBTQI*-friendly destinations. But transsexual refugees face a different reality: a harsh and dangerous life in Thai Immigration Detention Centres.