For long holiday tourism has been in the grip of economic thinking and sociological research. On this webpage a more balanced view is maintained on the focal centre of tourists' activities: tourists themselves and their encounter with their holiday destination. Tourists take what is given to them and then turn it into their own ends; it is these ends what is of our primary interest and more than 25 articles on this site are about just that: the tourists' tourism.

Under the heading "Tourism" a new article has been added on Climate Change (July, 2020)

and also under the heading "Tourism" I have added a new article about Phenomenology and Tourism (Feb. 2020).

Tourism Businesses dedicated to Sustainability

GREENLOONS – Greenloons is committed to providing trusted, transparent information about authentic, responsible, sustainable and certified ecotourism travel vacations available around the world.


Hotel VILLAS GAIA – Ojochal, Costa Rica – your homebase to discover the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica


GREENMAVEN – the Green Website Directory


GREENHOTELS is the first network of Greek Eco Hotels. By the term “Eco Hotels” they refer to those hotels which are committed to environmental and sociocultural management


VILLAGES AS BUSINESSES (VAB) is a community-based membership organization which has been established to assist communities in developing their infrastructure so that they can offer community experience tours to local and international visitors, so that these visitors can experience the lifestyle of our villages, our people, our heritage, our culture, our Jamaican foods and so much more.




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