Tourism Sector/Sustainable Travel Trends

Sustainable travel has grown in popularity, even more so during the pandemic. People want to be more responsible and eco-friendlier when on holiday. Germany and Portugal are two countries that have launched a country-wide campaign to boost sustainable travel. More destinations have joined their efforts.


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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: HOLIDAYS IN RURAL-, AGRO-, ECO- MODE sustainable

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: HOLIDAYS IN RURAL-, AGRO-, ECO- MODE

Sustainable tourism is governed by the principles of sustainability, with the purpose of minimizing the impact on the environment and local culture. It is said that sustainable tourism is not just another type of tourism, but also rather the objective to which all types of tourism should aspire. However, in this sense, the current reality of tourism has little to do with the objectives set by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  On the other hand, there are several reasons why sustain...
WHAT EXACTLY ARE SUSTAINABLE HOTELS? sustainable

WHAT EXACTLY ARE SUSTAINABLE HOTELS?

Joe McClain

A sustainable hotel respects the environment and the surroundings in which it is located, is built with natural materials, has efficient lighting systems, generates its own energy, and contributes to the local economy by consuming local products and services. If it meets these characteristics, we can affirm that it is a faithful example within the category of sustainable hotels. Other establishments that also fall into this classification are accommodations that, even though they were not origi...
GERMAN AUTHORITIES PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAYS IN THE COUNTRY sustainable

GERMAN AUTHORITIES PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAYS IN THE COUNTRY

Justin N. Froyd

The Covid 19 pandemic has further raised travelers' awareness of sustainability around the world. The interest in intact nature, careful use of resources and mindfulness for one's own well-being are gaining in importance. The German National Tourist Board (DZT) is responding to this development in customer needs and is expanding the radius of its 'Feel Good' campaign in 2021. With immediate effect, it is advertising a comprehensive range of sustainable holidays in Germany as a travel destinatio...
HISTORICAL VILLAGES OF PORTUGAL JOIN IN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM sustainable

HISTORICAL VILLAGES OF PORTUGAL JOIN IN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Gregory Dolgos

Summer is the time of year with the highest number of people in natural and protected areas. To raise awareness among visitors, the Historical Villages of Portugal - Association for Tourism Development has joined 11 Portuguese tourism networks to highlight the importance of responsible tourism. Surrounded by pure nature, the Historical Villages are refuges to escape the day-to-day life in the cities. With river beaches, riverside areas, nature parks, protected reserves, landscapes with mountain...