The tourism of tomorrow will be rooted in local communities. In neighbourhoods, villages and cities that thrive and, as a result, enjoy welcoming enthusiastic visitors. A flourishing community is very much connected to its specific place; where people work together, where visitors can feel at home and residents can nurture and share their love for the place.
For a year we, together with various partners, have thought about the transformative power of tourism for the visitor, occupant and destination. We have bundled the result of this co-creative thinking process into the magazine 'Journey to tomorrow'.
Freelance business journalist Wouter Temmerman explains in Brussels Airlines b.inspired inflight magazine October 2019 why, in a changing economic society where the size of a company isn’t necessarily representative of success, bigger doesn’t always mean better.
The Travel Foundation has recently published a report “The Invisible Burden: Integrating Tourism Impacts into Civic Planning & Management”. In a workshop at the GSTC 2019 Global Conference speakers Griet Geudens (Quality & Sustainability Consultant at Visit Flanders) and Dr. Mihee Kang (GSTC Director - Asia Pacific) presented the report, together with a number of destinations.