Germany’s 9 euro summer rail pass experiment brought many benefits

After three months, the special offer in Germany of the 9-euro ticket for nationwide use on local and regional public transport made tourist highlights accessible at low cost and even achieved some carbon emissions reductions. Some news agencies note that 52 million tickets were purchased during the three month experiment. Kate Connolly discusses in an … Continue reading Germany’s 9 euro summer rail pass experiment brought many benefits

Spanish city takes unusual approach to the energy crisis

Vigo, Spain – the city that introduced fines for swimmers urinating in the sea – will switch on huge festive illuminations this month, defying a national energy-saving drive. Graham Keeley discusses in an article on the inews website. Spain town bucks energy saving trend with Christmas lights display in August As Spain ordered its citizens … Continue reading Spanish city takes unusual approach to the energy crisis

Tourist visits to Australia’s vineyards comprise more than one-third of the industry’s total carbon footprint

The Australian wine industry has already been forced to adapt to the effects of climate change. If it fails to curb emissions associated with wine tourism, the industry is contributing to its own demise. Ya-Yen Sun, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland and Donald L. Drakeman, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame … Continue reading Tourist visits to Australia’s vineyards comprise more than one-third of the industry’s total carbon footprint

Urban sustainability – preparing for post-COVID tourism

Johannes Novy, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster discusses in an article on the Conversation website what urban tourism should look like after COVID, using Amsterdam as an important model.   Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like after COVID When … Continue reading Urban sustainability – preparing for post-COVID tourism

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to rethink and act radically and really consider the actual purpose of tourism

For many of us this year, during the pandemic, holidays were curtailed or radically changed. Brendan Paddison, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, York St John University and Karla Boluk, Associate Professor in Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo write on The Conversation website about making our holidays more sustainable. … Continue reading Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to rethink and act radically and really consider the actual purpose of tourism