I have often wondered why responsible / sustainable tourism products tend not to be in cities. Surely sustainability in tourism should be as important in cities as in rural areas? Responsible Tourism in Cities will be on the agenda for the first time at the premier South African tourism marketing event Indaba in Durban as a 1-day conference on 6 May 2011 and show-cased in a pavilion for several days with a networking event on 8 May 2011.
Hoping that this will kick-start more awareness of responsibility and sustainability in city tourism, among the many questions to be discussed:
What are tourism and sustainability issues unique to cities?
Who are the key stakeholders involved in establishing, developing and maintaining responsible tourism in cities?
How do 'quality of life' measures for residents correlate with 'best destination' measures for visitors?