NYU-Poly Alumni Travel: West Africa and Borneo

As economies in Africa and Asia grow, natural sites become targets for development. Tourism, done right, can be a way of balancing preservation while attracting economic benefits.

Taking a vacation is a surefire way to relax and give your mind a rest, but trips that follow the principles of sustainable tourism give you extra peace of mind knowing that you’re having a lasting positive impact on the destinations you visit. For those unfamiliar with the term, sustainable tourism simply refers to tourism activity that brings tangible benefits to a region and its inhabitants while minimizing environmental and social impacts. Next year alumni will have the opportunity to take part in two vacations designed with sustainability in mind: one to Borneo and the other to the West African coast.

To read more of this article by Ian Duncan (GSAS '12), click here