The Anatomy of an Alternative Tour

Alternative tours challenge the dominant narrative and give people a chance to hear stories that are historically silenced.

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Small is Significant: How Little Actions Can Create Cataclysmic Change in Tourism

Some people question the relevance of pledges, but initiatives like the Glasgow Declaration offer incentive to act — even in small ways.

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Why Sustainability Must Be Tourism’s Default Mode

The new Google Maps upgrade is an example of what it looks like for the tourism industry to operate sustainably and responsibly be default.

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In Defining Destinations, We’ve Lost the Power of Place

The tourism industry aggressively markets destinations, but its tactics have flattened the vibrancy and complexity of places.

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How to Integrate the “Slow” Mindset Into Travel Experiences

When “slow travel” moves from “slow” actions to a “slow” mindset encouraging reflection, responsible travel shifts to more mindful travel.

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What Does “Authentic” Mean — and Why Does It Matter?

The word “authentic” can be used in the tourism context, but it is important to understand why it causes confusion.

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