Is Small Ship Adventure Cruising Sustainable?

I recall some of my first experiences in a cruise port city on big cruise day. I was warned “don’t buy anything on Thursdays because the prices go way up for for the cruise tourists.” And it’s not just cruises that cause problems. Whenever large influxes of tourists invade a …

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To Take a Tour or Not

I have spent the majority of my career in tourism selling tours and here’s what I’ve found: most people like tours, once they try them. OK, let me dissect that statement. First, a “tour” is simply an event that pre-planned and organised with at least some elements pre-paid where the …

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Curbing the North American Addiction to AC

Recently, Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica published an article on one hot topic: how do we get off our addiction to artificial air conditioning? Well, people do want to be comfortable when they vacation, certainly. So let’s explore if this a technical problem, or a marketing …

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