Our Planet - Tourism

Our Planet 10.1 - Tourism







Editorial
Klaus Toepfer,
Executive Director, UNEP


Where the buck stops
Ralf Corsten says the tourist industry and nature are natural allies and describes how companies like his must take responsibility for protecting the environment


Change in the air
Colin Marshall says that airlines must constantly try to improve their impact on the environment, and describes his own company's efforts


Beyond attractive destinations
D. J. de Villiers describes how sustainable tourism can both reduce poverty and become the most important economic incentive for environmental protection


No island is an island
Carlston Boucher describes the importance of tourism in making the economies of small island states outward looking


Beyond bananas
Norris Prevost says that tourism, properly developed, can transform economies and bring enormous benefits to small island states and developing countries as a whole


Reefs and reforms
Nelson Andrade describes UNEP's work to promote sustainable tourism in the Caribbean


Crowded shores
Lucien Chabason describes the impact of tourism around the Mediterranean


Not just nature
Elizabeth Halpenny and Nicole R. Otte define ecotourism and discuss its benefits and drawbacks


Keep the sharks out of the mountains
Tej Vir Singh argues that mass tourism is ruining the world's high places, and calls for community-based development instead


Uganda's opportunity
Shaun Mann says that the country, by-passed by mass tourism because of its past troubles, is now pioneering a new course


Asking the right questions
Meenakshi Varandani lists requirements for sustainability


Travelling hopefully
Geoffrey Lipman says that travel and tourism are changing in response to Agenda 21


Green beds and greenbacks
Kenneth F. Hine describes how hotels are increasingly realizing that protecting the environment is good business


UNEP News - Environmental Award


Catalyst for common sense
Simon Upton




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