Caribbean islands have increasingly turned to tourism as a pathway for economic advancement, often to the detriment of other industries, particularly agriculture.
In the Philippines, the indigenous Ati of Boracay Island struggle to defend their land rights against unfettered tourism development.
For a long time, tourism in the Maldives was seen as a force for economic development. But today, only a c chosen few profit from the excessive tourism development on uninhabited islands.
Spending some time abroad and experiencing how people live in a different country is an impressive and very enriching experience. After all, travelling contributes to one’s education – and how much more so does a trip that offers insights behind the tourism scenes and makes authentic experiences possible. Commercial tour operators are also increasingly discovering the now lucrative business field travel and “help”. Development-related learning through intensive preparation and follow-up, effective child protection and cooperation at eye-level with local organisations are important criteria for effective and responsible volunteering. But as our research shows, these are far from standard in the sector.
The market entry of the 'Uber' in 2015 has fundamentally changed the Kenyan taxi market. Three years later, taxi drivers struggle for higher pay and better working conditions.
New applications and new ways of online communication and platforms bring opportunities and challenges for small tourism providers. Above all, reviews and so-called "user-generated content" can decide of small enterprices' sucess.
Technology expert Charles Mony (from the NGO 'Village Monde') announces the new booking platform 'vaolo.com', which aims to provide a free alternative for remote communities and local accommodations.
Dr Foster has researched how Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) can support development of low income groups. Amongst other sectors, he looked at the tourism industry in Kenya and Rwanda. He elaborates to what extend small and medium tourism businesses profited from ICT …
Booking plattforms offer many opportunities and challanges for suppliers in tourism. In the article, small tourism enterprices from global South share their experiences on online booking plattforms.
Despite the fact that the shipping and cruise sector is one of the most regulated sectors, still,there are situations that need closer attention as improper interpretations of international regulations may result in disadvantages for seafarers and bad working conditions aboard cruise …