Introduction In the last years, concern for animal welfare has grown, which has led its way into the tourism industry as well (Reynolds and Braithwaite, 2001). Yet, the main focus in the literature has been on the impact of tourism on animals and their ecology (e.g. Christiansen et al., 2010; Ventre and Jett, 2015; Muyambi, 2005; INTOSAI, 2013; Green and Higginbottom, 2001) … [Read more...] about The management of free-roaming dogs in Rhodes, Greece: a multi-stakeholder approach
If there is one concept that has dominated the public debate on tourism over the last few years, it is ‘overtourism’. Anti-tourism sentiments prominently featured in the last municipal elections in Amsterdam and Barcelona. In response to this outburst, multiple practitioner oriented reports have been written to support destinations on dealing with tourism impacts (Austrian … [Read more...] about Overtourism: useful term or an overused buzzword?
Introduction Nepal has suffered from various forms of political instability since 1990: civil war related to the Maoist uprising (1996- 2006); a royal massacre in 2002; and economic blockade by India in 2015.These crises had severe impacts on the Nepalese tourism industry, and most apparently, fluctu- ations in the number of tourists visiting the country. This … [Read more...] about Political Turbulence and Destination Resilience: A Case Study of the Struggle of the Tourism Industry of Nepal amidst Political Instability
Introduction Over the years, Breda University of Applied Sciences has developed a strong partnership with Brazilian Institutions. These partnerships have resulted in several types of collaboration. One of them is with Quilombaque, an NGO situated in Perus, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of São Paulo. Quilombaque is currently developing leisure and tourism as a … [Read more...] about Making Places and Shaping Destinations in Brazil: Collaboration between universities, NGO’s and communities
Understanding the complexity of a destination is core when developing a new project or new interventions. Besides the understanding phase, there is also the phase of involving all the stakeholders, the assessment phase and so forth. Being successful in destination management is quite hard as destinations are full of complexities and local policies, local culture and values play … [Read more...] about Designing research with creativity: arts-based methods as a way to co-create with destinations