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Strict environmental laws will be enforced on Boracay isle Ban on holidaymakers is expected for six months from 26 April to clean up the tiny island

One of Asia’s top holiday islands faces closure by presidential decree. Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has called for Boracay to be placed off-limits to tourists for six months while it is cleaned up.

An English-language news site, The Inquirer, said the president would declare a “state of calamity” in Boracay. Closure to tourists is expected from 26 April for “rehabilitation” of the tiny isle.

The island, four miles long and less than a mile wide, is about 200 miles south of the capital, Manila. One British long-term resident described Boracay as “the jewel in the crown” of Filipino tourism.

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By Simon Calder for The Independent.

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Chinese tourists, in particular, face harsh criticism in Hong Kong.

There appears to be increasing tension between tourists and residents around the world, with the former often blamed for behaving inappropriately and disturbing locals. Protests against tourist behaviour have erupted in Barcelona, Venice and Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, tourists are blamed for being noisy, inconsiderate, urinating in public, buying up necessities such as baby milk powder, and generally not following local customs. Chinese tourists, in particular, face harsh criticism in Hong Kong as well as in Thailand.

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Backpacker, Go Home

One billion tourists now roam the planet—and the world’s most pristine spots are showing the strain. In the new film ‘Gringo Trails,’ the consequences of unchecked global wanderlust.
Twenty years ago, when I first visited the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, it was already one of Mexico’s most popular attractions. No Senor Frogs? By Lewis BealeRead more..

Huaorani Ecolodge

11 March 2015 – The Huaorani Ecolodge promises a unique and immersive cultural experience – but at the expense of the people who struggle to maintain a life in the rainforest. Megan Alpert. Read more.

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This study examines the geodemographic and psychographic characteristics of touring holiday-makers in Australia. The results have implications for segmentation, targeting and promotions in relation to touring holidays and suggest a need for a differentiated marketing strategy.

by John Gountas and Sandra Gountas

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Characteristics of Touring Holiday-Makers in Australia

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This report is based on a synthesis of Australian and international research in the areas of self-drive planning, navigation, decision-making practices, signage and route promotion. It is augmented by an Australian case study on the travel experiences of 272 visitors using the Great Southern Touring Route in Victoria. The report includes photographs, guidelines and recommendations to enable users to evaluate and improve drive tourism services and promotion in their region. It is designed to be used by regional and state tourism organisations to inform the development, signing and promotion of themed driving routes in Australia.

by Roy Ballantyne, Karen Hughes, Betty Weiler and Gianna Moscardo

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Tourists' Use of Roadside Signage: A Case Study of the Great Southern Touring Route

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This paper provides an overview of tourism statistics available for regional operators and destination managers in Australia. It provides a foundation for discussion about ways to improve the collection of regional tourism  statistics in Australia. The paper is concerned principally with monitors of  tourist activity in regional Australia.

by Stephanie Hunt, Gary Prosser

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Regional Tourism Statistics in Australia

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The Sustainable Tourism CRC, in partnership with Brisbane City Council and Redland Shire Council, was requested to develop a framework for the sustainable management of tourism and recreation in Moreton Bay. Before developing any strategy for sustainable tourism in Moreton Bay it was essential to understand the extent of tourism, as well as recreation activity, in the area and to conduct a preliminary analysis of how that visitation may impact on the surrounding natural and social environment.

by Michelle Whitmore and Terry De Lacy

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Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Moreton Bay

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Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Moreton Bay – Executive Summary

Categories: Case Study, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oceania, Pacific, People and Places, Planet
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The tourism potential of Moreton Bay and Islands (Moreton Bay) has been largely undiscovered. Moreton Bay has great beaches, water, wildlife and a relaxed atmosphere but it is the combination of these features with the environmental sustainability of all aspects of the region that should form the foundation of promotion. The opportunity exists to create Moreton Bay as a sustainable tourism destination, delivering all of the advantages of tourism with minimal negative consequences. As its point of difference Moreton Bay needs to establish itself as a sustainable, Platinum Plus destination.

by Michelle Whitmore and Terry De Lacy

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Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Moreton Bay - Executive Summary

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This study was driven by Tourism Victoria’s commitment to sustainable tourism and the need to better understand the tourists’ views of operator environmental programs and practices. The project explored perceptions of the sustainability practices of tourism businesses; the value or importance of these practices; and the impact that the employment of such strategies has on consumer decision making. Tourism Awards and Accreditation were also investigated to identify levels of recognition and effectiveness in communicating messages about environmental sustainability. The study also aimed to provide a profile of ‘green’ tourists with regard to consumer purchasing behaviour and sustainability. It is intended for this profile to assist both tourism agencies—and ultimately business operators—to better their communication with the ‘green’ market.

by Dr Suzanne Bergin-Seers and Dr Judith Mair

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