Welcome to Conserve Tourism!

Conserve Tourism aids companies to spread their message and effectively communicate with journalists. Specialising in responsible tourism, Conserve Tourism can locate and build on existing stories ensuring each client is at the front of each message.

Please contact me for any PR and marketing queries or if you would prefer to just look at some nice photos, I have uploaded some of my own travels to the ‘photoblog’ page. I have also created a┬áblog designed to keep readers up to date with responsible tourism and travel.

Give me a shout if you have any questions,

Saul Greenland

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to Conserve Tourism!

  1. I work with a citizens’ initiative named Ohrid SOS. We hope to inform a more responsible travel industry in the UNESCO Ohrid region of the Republic of Macedonia. Here is Lake Ohrid, one of the most species rich lakes on earth by surface area, and Mount Galichica, a national park that also harbors very high biodiversity. Some of the flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world, so it’s a really special location.

    Tourism is an important industry to the region and many people depend upon it. However, recent plans have been to increase accommodation and activities by draining wetlands, cutting apart the national park with an express road and ski-resort, and multiple lake shore developments, all of which pose large-scale dangers not only to habitats and species, but ultimately to UNESCO status too.

    So far, Ohrid SOS, other organizations and supportive members of the public have managed to hold off these worrying plans, but it is crucial both to provide more benign tourism alternatives and to discuss tourism from many different angles so that a more complete understanding of its costs and benefits comes forward. Too often, benefits are presented, but losses–such as water quality deficiencies if the wetland is urbanized at Lake Ohrid–are not considered. This doesn’t just hide ecological concerns but economic ones too, because when environmental damage becomes serious, people will have to pay to prevent the situation from getting worse.

    Seeing blogs like this that look to present a more balanced picture of tourism is really positive and there are some thoughtful ideas contained within, which will help organizations like ours. I look forward to reading more.

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