The pando, the world’s largest, and possibly oldest living thing is wasting away. And guess what? – it’s mainly the fault of humans and their need to interfere.
The association of like-minded travel operators and stakeholders through JARTA aims to strengthen responsible tourism in Japan through education, certification and collective support.
A new sustainability standard for mountain area tourist destinations has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The new standard rating, called the Mountain IDEAL Standard, has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that are tourist destinations in both winter and summer seasons.