Overtourism: Venice and Europe in 2022

Venice view_ November 2022 by Sara Vitali

Overtourism: Venice and Europe in 2022 I was in Venice in November, and apart from a much broader view of the lagoon (without huge boats), I have to say that as I imagined, the feeling of crowds, to use a term now in common usage, or more generally of ‘full of people’, ‘crowd bathing’ accompanied […]

Plastic sector in Italy and Europe

Plastic sector in Italy and Europe Today I wanted to delve into and share the topic of plastics, trying to stay as much as possible within the Italian, or at most European, framework.  The report published in April 2022 by ECCO the Italian climate think tank is very useful and provided most of the information […]

Sustainable Tourism News: Queensland tourist Regions supported to achieve globally recognised ECO Destination Certification


Sustainable Tourism News: Queensland tourist Regions supported to achieve globally recognised ECO Destination Certification In Italy, we keep discussing it..meanwhile in other counties, even if perfection does not exist.. Ecotourism Australia welcomes the announcement of the Eco-certified Tourism Destination program by the Queensland Government Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (QTIS) in august, providing up […]

Are you familiar with the GRI criteria for measuring corporate social responsibility?​

In this period (August/September), I wanted to delve into the subject of GRI standards because I consider them a very important tool for assessing the starting performance and subsequently the improvement or deterioration of the activity we are analysing. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1997 in Boston to […]

Valuetur Interreg Project

This is an interesting INTERREG project between Spain and Portugal.In Rio Tinto, the added value is related to the fact that space agencies from all over the world have conducted several tests here to test equipment, suits and other facilities for space travel. Thus, they used this opportunity to create a tourism product, making the […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Did you know that even the corporate world has been moving towards a more sustainable approach for some years? I am Sara, a consultant for the tourism sector, and on this site, I talk about tourism, sustainability, theory and practical ways to become a more sustainable operator. Before you continue, subscribe to the newsletter if […]

Sustainable Tourism News: Ecotourism Australia 

Sustainable Tourism News: Ecotourism Australia Australian destinations recognised for global tourism sustainability standards Wadandi Pibelmen Country/Margaret River, Western AustraliaImage: Margaret River Discovery Co I am happy to share the press release I received from Ecotourism Australia mentioning two more destinations to achieve the globally recognised standard. Destinations across Australia are driving a national shift toward […]

What are greenhouse gases, and how can we reduce them?


In April (2022) I wanted to explore a topic that is very close to my heart: greenhouse gases, and in particular the relationship between these gases and the phenomenon of climate change. I chose this topic mainly because in the last few months we have been hearing more and more about the concept of carbon […]

Sustainability, liveability and Greenwashing

In February 2022 (before the Russian invasion) I had the chance to enjoy a few days of a well-deserved holiday. I had time to catch up on some of the reports I received between October and January relating to the world of sustainable tourism. A few thoughts came up and I hope to be of […]

Green solutions: the current situation and global and Italian objectives

Green Solutions: the current situation and global Italian objectives Heating and cooling are among the main causes of pollution and climate change. I wanted to find the most interesting green solutions applicable not only to villas or residences but also to condominiums and hospitality.Today I propose the topics I am studying myself and the sources […]