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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.

8 February 2021

The Relationship Between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America III

Read Part 2 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” The people behind the food To conclude our journey through Central America and […]
5 February 2021

Belgium: Hairdressers to re-open on 13 February, other ‘contact’ professions must wait

On Friday February 5th, the Belgian Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers, Minister-Presidents of the Regions and Communities, gathered for the Consultative Committee meeting and determined […]
4 February 2021

Nepal: where people carried cars, before cars carried people

Chitlang village, once known as the southern gateway to Kathmandu valley, has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Before the highway to Kathmandu […]
3 February 2021

Italy relaxes restrictions and reopens some tourist sites

Italy is easing its confinement measures, allowing, among other things, the reopening of the Colosseum or museums. This is contrary to other European countries, and a […]
3 February 2021
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Plastic islands could be the new concept of Urban Spaces

Plastic debris is already polluting the human food chain. Floating plastic debris has been found to transfer into marine species. Research shows that marine life that […]
3 February 2021

Flight attendant warns travellers to never consume these products on a plane…

TikTok famous flight attendant and youtuber Kat Kamalani uses her TikTok account to give sneak peaks into the life of a flight attendant and give some […]
3 February 2021

Safe travel in an age of vaccines?

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, the cross-sector body met in Madrid […]
2 February 2021

Council updates recommendation on travel restrictions from third countries into the EU

The Council today adopted a recommendation amending the recommendation on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction. […]
2 February 2021

Why travel should cost more

As a young person, I was told that “There is no such thing as a free lunch”; “Only the sun rises for free”, and “Anything gratis […]
2 February 2021

Responsible Tourism is spreading across India

Over the last couple of weeks a high-level delegation from Madhya Pradesh in central India, led by the Minister of Tourism Ms Thakur, has been in […]
2 February 2021

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

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” here During this second part of our journey through Central America, we soon […]
1 February 2021

German city of Ulm installs sleep pods to shelter homeless

The city of Ulm, around 75 miles west of Munich, Germany, has introduced a unique solution to protect its homeless throughout winter. They have installed sleep […]
1 February 2021

Travel restrictions in brief: Portugal 🇵🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on February 1st, 2021 1. The Government has approved a new set of measures to regulate the extension of […]
1 February 2021

The polar explorers fighting climate change from their hut in the Arctic

Since September 2019, polar explorers Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby have been living in a small trapper’s cabin on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, […]
1 February 2021

Worst year in tourism history: 1 billion fewer international arrivals

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74% according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization […]
29 January 2021

Top 10 countries best handling the Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID Performance Index compiled by the Lowy Institute ranked 98 countries’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Australian think tank ranked countries from around the […]
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