Some places in the countryside can be crowded nowadays, perhaps with queues waiting to start on trails.
I’m fascinated to look around Cape Town, partly as I’ve found it mentioned in a report on cities and biodiversity, according to which ecotourism is among the significant benefits Cape Town derives from the natural environment.
Tung Ping Chau is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. But while I enjoyed the scenery during a recent visit – such as mudstone cliffs and crags, beaches, and quiet hamlets amidst woodland – there was sadness too. …
Here’s something I wrote recently, at request of Coalition for Sustainable Tourism. Came after some years railing against batty local regulations, that mean officially can’t accept freelance tour guides in Hong Kong. A Proposal for Fostering Ecotourism in Hong Kong,…
Hoi Ha Wan (海下灣) is one of Hong Kong's best places for hard corals.
The conditions for developing eco-tourism in Hong Kong are poor: clumsy regulations, unimaginative Hong Kong image promotions and the obsession with mainland Chinese shoppers are key reasons I believe
Tung Ping Chau is set in the east of Mirs Bay.
In time, perhaps, people in Hong kong will learn what true eco-tourism involves, and will expect and demand more from their tours.
If you like scenery, wildlife, and plants, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (嘉道理農場暨植物園) should be high on your list of places to visit.
Just back from the 3rd Hong Kong Tourism Symposium: Quality and Diversity,including a session focusing on services; another on tourism from mainland China, and one that (supposedly!) focused on diversity – including niche products and new attractions. After earning of…