Good news in tourism Dec 28, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020

Welcome to 2020 and Earth’s most fun summary of a week of good news in travel & tourism. Published on Sunday to be ready on Monday, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for the start of a working week (and year); a reminder that the tourism industry, tourism people, and travellers can be so very good!

In no particular order:

Firstly, a reminder that the former top executive of IATA, WTTC, and UNWTO, Geoffrey Lipman of “GT” Insight Partner SUNx — Strong Universal Network asks that the Earth’s travel & tourism industry join him in making 2020 “the Climate Friendly Travel Year. Measured. Green. And 2050 proof.”

“We cannot look at just one tree; we have to look at the whole forest. We must focus on making Cambodia a more attractive destination.” So said Prime Minister Hun Sen, commenting on the drop in the number of tourists to Siem Reap and Angkor Archaeological Park in 2019. Sihanoukville, on the coast, attracted more than enough visitors, mainly Chinese, to cover the shortfall. To its credit, the Tourism Ministry says it is establishing community-based tourism and agritourism products in the hope visitors will stay longer.

Community-based tourism policymaking

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