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Elisa Spampinato is a travel writer and a Community Storyteller who has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, and the UK where she is currently located. Practitioner, researcher, speaker, and consultant for sustainable tourism with years of experience in local development and social projects, and a passionate advocate for ethical and responsible tourism. As a writer, she has collaborated with Tourism Concern, Equality in Tourism, Gender Responsible Tourism – GRT, Travindy and Tourism Watch. She has published a book on Slum Tourism in Rio de Janeiro and she continues telling the stories of tourism encounters in local communities, especially the traditional, rural and indigenous ones. Among other things, she is the Community-Based Tourism specialist and Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC) Elisa can be followed on her Blog, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.

25 January 2021

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America

Community-Based Tourism (CBT) is a type of tourism where the local communities are the protagonist of the experience offered. It usually happens in rural and traditional communities, but […]
25 January 2021

International Study: How many people will take the Covid-19 vaccine?

With Covid-19 vaccines now being rolled out across the world, YouGov’s Covid-19 trackers show that people in Thailand and the United Kingdom are the most likely […]
25 January 2021

Would you wear swimwear made from recycled plastic?

Whilst there are more and more ethical, sustainably made and eco-friendly fabric-based clothing companies around, one essential wardrobe item which is difficult to purchase sustainably is […]
22 January 2021

Zurab Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO for four more years

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to […]
22 January 2021

Most famous European destinations for health tourism

If you asked people what was the most important thing in life, many of them would say it was health. And indeed, if we are healthy, […]
21 January 2021

Six Must-Visit Destinations From Books

  Reading is a way of travelling – a way of expanding our own universe. As George R.R. Martin puts it: ‘A reader lives a thousand […]
21 January 2021

Impact of Covid-19 and worsening inequalities will fuel malnutrition for billions in Asia and the Pacific

The economic impact of Covid-19 on the world’s most populous region is threatening to further undermine efforts to improve diets and nutrition of nearly two billion […]
21 January 2021

Top destinations to discover in 2021 according to the New York Times

Although we still live with uncertainty, everyone hopes to be able to travel again at some point in 2021. To remind us that the world awaits […]
21 January 2021

Flanders Travel Forum: discover Flanders with all your senses

The experience of travelling changes travellers, the places they visit, and the people and local communities who ‘make’ and inhabit these places. That’s why tourism is […]
21 January 2021

Why pilgrimages will be the biggest travel trend in 2021

The new year has begun for quite a while now so it’s about time we talked about what this year will have to offer. Of course, […]
21 January 2021

Mobile phones: selfies, trophies and managing tourism

In the old days with a box camera every photograph you took cost money, we were careful about how many photos we took. The film was […]
20 January 2021

FedEx plans to cut 671 out of 1,700 jobs at Liege airport

FedEx, the US-based delivery service has confirmed its plan to scrap 671 of a total 1,700 jobs from its operation at Liege airport, equating to 4 […]
20 January 2021

Nanotourism: the new trend in a post-Covid world?

A creative critique to the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism, as a participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative. Definition of Nanotourism Nanotourism is […]
19 January 2021

Dinner is served! Would you eat insects if they were on European menus?

Have you ever eaten an insect? Would you try one? Or buy food products containing them? Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, has so far been […]
19 January 2021

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in Covid-19 vaccine access

Addressing the agency’s Executive Board, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed fear that “even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of inequality […]
19 January 2021

The 10 Most Beautiful Frozen Waterfalls

Nature has a lot of beautiful faces, and winter time, when everything is frozen, is no exception. From an artistic point of view, winter is certainly […]
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