How a Responsible Tourism award can help to empower a local community

Himalayan Ecotourism was Overall Winner, in the 2019 India Responsible Tourism Awards. "The judges recognise the co-operative structure linked with a more internationally oriented marketing and management company, but with guaranteed profits for the staff owned co-operative as a model for tourism development which ensures local benefits and control, empowers local communities and provides a …

Continue reading How a Responsible Tourism award can help to empower a local community

Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award.

My Green Butler, an innovative new service devised by Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages and Spa Retreat has won the prestigious Banksia Foundation’s 2018 – Small Business Award. My Green Butler is a green holiday adviser that helps tourist accommodation save resources, cut costs, cut pollution and increase guest satisfaction. The service was devised by …

Continue reading Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award.

Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award.

My Green Butler, an innovative new service devised by Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages and Spa Retreat has won the prestigious Banksia Foundation’s 2018 – Small Business Award. My Green Butler is a green holiday adviser that helps tourist accommodation save resources, cut costs, cut pollution and increase guest satisfaction. The service was devised by …

Continue reading Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award.

From Helsinki to the Russian Border

by Harold Goodwin - Responsible Tourism Partnership Last week I was in Finland, Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Base Camp near the Russian border, from the city to wilderness in four days. In Helsinki, we met with the city to discuss the challenge of sustainability. They have wisely separated the managing tourism function from marketing. More and more …

Continue reading From Helsinki to the Russian Border

Cillian Murphy: ‘a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry.’

I have a reputation for having what would be called a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry. In the main, it is an extractive industry and we should treat it with the same degree of wariness we would any of the other extractive industries; and while all that may sound a bit radical, it …

Continue reading Cillian Murphy: ‘a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry.’