presents tourism articles in a developmental and environmental
context, the bi-monthly bulletin Southeast Asia Tourism Monitor
that monitors tourism development in Southeast Asia, as well
as tourism-related statements and action alerts. It focuses
on tourism issues affecting local communities and the natural
environment and highlights voices who usually have little opportunity
to influence policy-making structures.
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INVESTIGATION & MONITORING TEAM (T.I.M.-TEAM)
was formed in 1994 as an independent research and monitoring
initiative to provide information for public use and to engage
in campaigns for social and ecological justice in tourism and
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(GAG'M) by contributing research and documentation on golf and
tourism-related developments worldwide.
t.i.m.-team produces the newsletter new frontiers which highlights
the issues of tourism, development and environment in the Southeast
Asian Mekong sub-region.
t.i.m.-team critically reviews concepts and policies promoting
'alternative' forms of tourism, projected as responsible, sustainable,
eco-, fair, etc.
is coordinated by Anita Pleumarom who has worked with public
interest groups and as an author based in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Asia Tourism Monitor (sea-tm) - This bi-monthly newsletter takes
a critical look at tourism policies and practices in Southeast
Asia as well as in southern China. It particularly highlights
people-centred perspectives aimed to advance civil rights, social
and economic equity, cultural integrity, ecological sustainability
and climate justice.
DOCUMENTATION ON THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI
Frontiers: Briefings on tourism, development and environment issues
in the Mekong Subregion, 1999-2009
ANNOUNCEMENT: THE BIRTH OF THE TOURISM ADVOCACY AND ACTION FORUM
A group of individual tourism activists and representatives of civil society groups from six continents, gathered in Istanbul from 28 to 30 August 2014 to discuss human rights, social justice and sustainability concerns in tourism. The outcome of the meeting was the foundation of the Tourism Advocacy and Action Forum as a first step to rebuild an international network and forum for courageous dialogue on tourism impacts and to develop a proactive global tourism advocacy and action platform.
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articles on tourism issues
Tourism & Biodiversity: A Critical Moment, by Alison Johnston, submitted by the International Support Centre for Sustainable Tourism (Canada),Tourism Investigation & Monitoring Team (Thailand), and Third World Network (Malaysia) on occasion of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 6 to 17 October 2014.
TAAF message to the World Tourism Organization:
WORLD TOURISM DAY, 27 September 2014 - An Occasion to Evaluate Promises of Community Development
(27 September 2014)
Open Letter to CBD Parties and Secretariat on Tourism and Biodiversity
(24 June 2014)
'Tourism and Water: Make the Human Right to Water a Reality!'
A Message to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to mark
World Tourism Day 2013, by the Tourism Investigation & Monitoring
Team, with support of the International Support Centre for Sustainable
Tourism (ISCST), Vancouver/Canada (Sept. 2013)
'Water, Water Everywhere... but soon, not a clean drop to drink',
Report on the development and destruction of the Riviera Maya,
by Nancy de Rosa, director of SAVE, A.C/Mexico, March 2013.
Letís put it back on the Radar - Bringing ethics & conscience
back to the CBD process on tourism
by Alison Johnston (Oct 2012)
TO FALSE ENERGY SOLUTIONS! STOP POWERING UNSUSTAINABLE TOURISM!
Statement on occasion of World Tourism Day 2012 (Sept 2012)
The Future Our Children Want' by Alison Johnston
by Alison M. Johnston (June 2012)
politics of tourism, poverty reduction and Sustainable Development
by Anita Pleumarom (May 2012)
destinations: climate change and future challenges for coastal
A book reviewed by Anita Pleumarom (April 2011)
Tourism, not Climate!
Time is running out for tourism leaders to clear the air
by Anita Pleumarom (Nov 09)
feels the heat of global warming
world is not for sale!' - The disturbing implications of privatization
in the tourism trade [MS-Word]
UK successful in stopping
travel to Burma
Asian suppliers feel
bullied by European tour operator
The political economy
of tourism liberalization, gender and GATS
Capitalizing on political
events - the world of opportunities
The hidden costs of
the 'new' tourisms - A focus on biopiracy (A. Pleumarom)
of Thailand's tourism industry - the other face of liberalisation
Eco-tourism: An ecological
and economic trap for third world countries (A. Pleumarom)
world through prostitution (A. Pleumarom)
and sustainable development (A. Pleumarom)
Globalisation and tourism: Deadly
mix for indigenous peoples (Raymond de Chavez)
The rise and fall of South-East Asian
tourism (A. Pleumarom)
Tourism killing world's eighth wonder
Action Programme to stop irresponsible mega-resort and real estate
Campaign on the International Year of Ecotourism
Boycott the Beach: The Bulldozer Movie
by the Justice for Maya Bay International Alliance