Sustainable Tourism

Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism - Vol.2

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2022 - 2:40pm

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University and the National Extension Tourism Network are pleased to share the second volume of Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism. This initiative aligns with the mandate of both partners and enables the mobilization of knowledge in sustainable tourism to a global audience.

International Mountain Day 2021

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 24, 2021 - 8:49am

International Mountain Day 2021 - Webinar: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Regions

International Mountain Day is a United Nations designated day which marks the importance of mountain regions across the globe. This year's theme is 'Sustainable Mountain Tourism' and despite mountain tourism destinations being heavily impacted by COVID-19, there is also "an opportunity to rethink mountain tourism and its impact on natural resources and livelihoods […] and to harness it towards a more resilient, green and inclusive future" (United Nations).

Brighton Mbilinyi Thesis Presentation available on YouTube

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 17, 2021 - 12:36pm

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, would like to congratulate Brighton Mbilinyi, Graduate Student for successfully presenting his research thesis on August 23, 2021.
The recording of the thesis defense is available on Youtube.

Thesis title: Assessing the role and responsibilities of tour guides in Tanzania

World VIU Points with Pamela Duynstee and Dr. Kajsa Åberg – February 26th

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 17, 2021 - 10:18am

VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to welcome Pamela Duynstee, Sustainable Tourism Program Manager for GreenStep Solutions, and Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden, invited speakers for the next World VIU Points to be held online on February 26th, 7:00 - 8:15 am PST.

Call for Case Studies - Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 27, 2020 - 11:02am

Case studies are a valuable way to synthesize and share lessons learned to create new knowledge and enhanced applications in practice. The National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team and the VIU World Leisure Centre of Excellence are inviting submissions of case studies that highlight innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism.

Sustainable Tourism on Salt Spring Island

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 30, 2012 - 8:32am
By Huixuan OuYang & Michelle Liu

Tourism has become a key industry in Salt Spring Island. Tourism industry has comprehensive benefits: it can boots economy and puch the advancement of society through stimulation consumption and creating jobs. However, if tourism industries grow in a sustainable way, it can cause numerous negative impacts on Salt Spring Island. Thus, sustainable tourism is a necessary and useful pattern for Salt Spring Island.