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The Tourism Crisis: Impacts and Solutions Last Updated on 2013-11-25 12:23:32When most people think of tourism they rarely think of tourism as a crisis.
Yet, last year according to the U.N. World Tourism Organization, tourists crossing international boarders reached over 1 billion a year for the first time. Projections are for international tourism visits to almost double to 1.8 billion by 2030.
The tourism crisis is the impacts that adding 800 million additional international visitors per year to the tourism industry, not to mention the increase of tourism visits that may take place within national borders. Adding 800 million visitors a year is the equivalent of adding 8 or 9 Walt Disney Worlds to the tourism industry.
The challenges of how to construct facilities, provide energy, water and waste management, develop new food supplies, and protect cultural heritages of local communities, is a huge crisis, indeed.
The word crisis in Chinese characters has two... More »
Dr. David Randle interviews Dr. Reese HalterLast Updated on 2012-08-22 15:02:23
Dr. David W. Randle interviews Dr. Reese Halter where they discuss topics such as what science has to say about issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, new renewable technologies, their observations re: recent Walt Disney World, lessons from nature, sustainable fisheries, whales, impact of fertilizers on the oceans, and sustainable tourism.
Wanted: Avengers for the Modern WorldLast Updated on 2012-05-14 00:00:00
My son, Matt. recently posted on his FB page that he has seen the Avengers three times, including at least one showing in 3D.
I decided if he thought it was good enough to see three times, that it set new box off records, and was already a billion dollar success, that I would check it out. So we went to the movies this weekend and saw the 3D version with the D-Box seats. D-Box seats move with the action of the movie. They also have the added advantage to help keep you awake during boring films. :)
Avengers was a fun action movie and we enjoyed it very much.
Though I didn’t go to the film seeking any particular message, as I thought comic book characters were more of an escape venue, I did nonetheless, come away with some possible lessons for humankind to consider.
For those unfamiliar with the plot of the Avengers, Loki, the Norse God who... More »
Farewell to Ken RandleLast Updated on 2012-02-27 13:09:06
The following is a link to an article publshed in the Utah Engineers Coucil magazaine tilteld Farewell to Ken Randle, written by his close friend Charlie Vono, Col, USAF retired.
Sustainable Tourism: A Key to Global SolutionsLast Updated on 2012-02-26 00:00:00
When most people think of tourism, they probably don't think about an industry that can contribute to global solutions for the difficult challenges facing the planet.
Tourism is in fact, the fastest growing industry in the world. According to the U.N. World Tourism Organization (WTO), tourism visits grew from about 900 to 940 million visitors last year and is projected to rise to 1.6 billion by the year 2020.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) states that tourism is the largest industry in the world with an estimated 11.5% of the world GDP and employing about 12.5% of the world's work force.
Tourism can be the key for implementing many global solutions for challenges such as climate change, poverty reduction, waste reduction, preserving eco-systems and moving the world to a more sustainable planet.
Unlike the fossil fuel industries that often... More »
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