#040 – Impact, benefits and chances of tourism for a country and its people. This episode is an interview with Carolina Maçanita. I met her one and a half years ago in the Azores, the first country I visited on my trip around the world. A small island chain in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We are talking about her journey from the sustainable lodge I met her, to her work with the government to be certified as a sustainable tourist destination by GSTC. She takes us along in the process and shares, what it means for the people of the Azores. We talk about the importance of involvement and how tourism and also the certification has an impact on the local community. What can we do as an eco-conscious traveler in the Azores and how can we get involved in the culture and local events? The Azores are currently in a transition phase and Carolina talks about the impact of low-costs flights and how management of tourism can change the whole impact long term. Join for an inspiring and funny talk about sustainable tourism and a lot of hope and action for positive change.
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