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Sustainable Tourism | Ecotourism | Destinations & Communities

Providing market-based solutions to sustainable tourism, preserving invaluable social and environmental capital for the well being of local people worldwide. LEARN MORE

THE INVISIBLE BURDEN:

Groundbreaking Reports
& Analysis

ECOTOURISM:

Business Development
& Field Engagements

SPEAKING:

Speaking & Strategic
Destination Evaluation

KEY AFFILIATIONS:

Harvard University, Cornell University, The Travel Foundation

FEATURED PROJECTS

What’s New?

EWI Responds to Global Challenge of Lowering Tourism Carbon Emissions

December 2, 2019

During COP 25 and the Climate Summit Week, EplerWood International is releasing a statement on the systematic measures needed to limit CO2 emissions of tourism which are 4 times greater than previous estimates and growing faster than most international trade.

In 2019, EplerWood International produced a report together with the Cornell Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise with support from the Travel Foundation, Destinations at Risk, the Invisible Burden, which identifies the unmeasured costs of tourism growth at the destination level.  The firm also worked with the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative (ISTI) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to provide local authorities with a systematic data analysis framework developed to measure resource uses and GhG emissions per tourist at the destination level.

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Season 1, Introduction: EplerWood International V-Log

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Season 1, Episode 5:

How can destinations manage crowded attractions? Interview with Doug Lansky

In this episode, Megan Epler Wood discusses how destinations can manage key attractions in the face of overtourism. We are joined by Doug Lansky, Travel Journalist and Advisor.

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“The earth’s greatest treasures are cracking under the weight of the soaring tourism economy. New data-driven systems to identify the cost of managing tourism’s most valued assets are required to stem a growing crisis in global tourism management. With the right leadership, finance and analysis in place, a whole new generation of tourism professionals can move forward and erase the invisible burden while benefiting millions around the globe.”

Megan Epler Wood, Principal

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