Good news in tourism December 8 – 14, 2019

Welcome to The “Good Tourism” Blog’s almost famous summary of a week of good news and quirkiness — from villages to nations — in the world of travel & tourism. Published on Sunday to be ready on Monday, it’s the perfect positively-spun start to a working week wherever you are! Share it with your colleagues.

In no particular order:

Be proud! Tourism has been partly credited with the near halving of poverty rates in the landlocked southern African nation of Botswana.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has ambitious plans to enhance its tourism industry. According to Chief Secretary Chetan B Sanghi in this interview, it is introducing electric vehicles; compelling all shipping services to run on green energy; converting all existing boats to electric; converting Port Blair’s 93% diesel-driven power generating plant to run on “green energy resources”; and enforcing a ban on plastics!

Kumarakom, a village nestled in the backwaters of Kottayam, is set to become the first ...

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