Casas sin familias

“Casas sin familias” was produced to explore the issue of mass tourism in Barcelona and its impact on the housing crisis. With 30 million tourists descending on Barcelona each year, vastly outnumbered, 1.6 million residents face increasing challenges. Renowned for its’ warm welcome, Barcelona wrestles with this complex issue, caught between a desire to receive […]

An interview with Valle dei Cavalieri, awarded for “Excellence and Innovation in Tourism” by the UNWTO.

A little mountain community at risk of disappearing, due to the depopulation. They decided to work together cooperatively to save their territory, their culture and their history. They believed in another kind of development. Based on the values of collective participation, mutual help and internal democracy. Tourism has been an important tool in the process. […]

The Long and Rugged Path to an Imperfect Peace in Colombia

The saying goes: “Colombia is an eventful country where nothing ever changes”. However, the peace agreement signed on November 24th, 2016 between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was a game changer. A new country has emerged. To say the least, Colombia is facing a unique opportunity to build a more […]

Deep in the Mountains

Deep in the mountains of the Mexican state of Guerrero. Small communities are organizing themselves to take on multinational mining projects which threaten to scar this beautiful landscape.  On a cold, rainy night in September the community of San Miguel del Progreso gathered to give thanks to the human rights defenders of the Tlachinollan Human […]

The European Capitals of Culture with the Largest Ghetto in Europe

Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have discovered settlements dating from the 7th century BC in the area. Wandering around the old town you’ll find yourself standing (literally) on layers of history from ancient times to the present. So it’s no surprise that Plovdiv has been named one of the European […]

Tourism boom in Georgia – reasons to celebrate?

Many thanks to Marta Mills for sharing her story with us. You can follow her journey in Georgia through the One Planet Blog on Sustainable Tourism. One of the main objectives of the Georgian National Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2025 is to increase the number of international arrivals to 11 million. At the current rate, achieving […]

Conservation In Torres Del Paine National Park

  How the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund supports the protection of a National Park Torres del Paine is without doubt one of Chile´s most impressive regions. Nature lovers encounter amazing scenery with dramatic granite peaks, forests, blue lakes and glaciers. Wildlife enthusiasts are amazed by the Patagonian wildlife they can observe on the trails. Guanacos, […]