SW Associates, LLC: Sustainable Development through Tourism

Posts in category Sustainable Tourism Resources

Getting the most of e-tourism in Emerging Destinations by Scott Wayne and David Sterling

Getting the most of e-tourism in Emerging Destinations by Scott Wayne and David Sterling

For destinations around the world, tourism can be a key to unlocking and stimulating growth, development and employment. It is one of the world’s most competitive and productive industries — the World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that in 2012, tourism directly contributed more than US$2 trillion to world GDP and generated at least 100 […]

Read More

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

USAID Nyungwe Nziza Project in Rwanda named winner of Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards by British Guild of Travel Writers

London, November 6th – USAID’s Nyungwe Nziza (“Beautiful Nyungwe”) project was named winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ (BGTW) Best Overseas and Best Global Project Awards. At the Guild’s prestigious annual awards dinner in the London’s Savoy Hotel Sunday night, Guild Chair Roger Bray said: “Nyungwe Nziza is a model tourism project for […]

Read More

KPMG Financing Study cautiously optimistic on future of tourism in the Caribbean

KPMG Financing Study cautiously optimistic on future of tourism in the Caribbean

For the last several months, I have been helping to research and analyze tourism trends, especially investment, in the Caribbean for the International Finance Corproation. As many of you are no doubt aware, much of the Caribbean has been hit hard by the economic downturns in the US and Europe — the main generating markets […]

Read More

Kitabi Cultural Village Reported in AllAfrica.com

Kitabi Cultural Village Reported in AllAfrica.com

Jean Pierre Bucyensenge of AllAfrica.com published a helpful article today about the Kitabi Cultural Village initiative, which is supported by the USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza and the Rwanda Development Board. He wrote that “The place is named “Kitabi Cultural Village” and was developed by a local cooperative, the Friends of Nyungwe, under the support of the […]

Read More

Travelers’ Philanthropy – A Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development

Travelers’ Philanthropy – A Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development

Travelers’ Philanthropy — literally travelers giving back to a destination — can be a strategy for sustainable tourism development if established and managed carefully. The Washington, DC-based NGO, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), has made this strategy a cornerstone of their mission. Each year CREST conducts a diverse and fascinating Traveler’s Philanthropy Conference that brings […]

Read More

Destination Planning Course Launched for George Washington University

Destination Planning Course Launched for George Washington University

Since 2003, I have been teaching Destination Planning with Lauren Bohatka for the Accelerated Master of Tourism Administration Program at George Washington University. This week we welcome 28 graduate students to the launch of the seventh cohort of the course. Many of the students are already professionals in tourism and/or related areas. It looks like we […]

Read More

WTTC invites applications for “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards

WTTC invites applications for “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards

World Travel & Tourism Council Recognizes Best Business Practices in Sustainable Tourism The World Travel & Tourism Council is inviting tourism businesses and destinations worldwide to apply for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, now in their seventh year under WTTC’s stewardship, are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism […]

Read More