Blog

Our Blog is the space where you will find articles that reflect our thoughts, insights and points of view. Some of the pieces you will find here give practical perspectives to the benefits of applying behavior-smart approaches to particular issues. Others are more conceptual and will engage you in more strategic thinking about the benefits of taking a human-centered and behavior-realistic perspective to challenges and opportunities.

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Sustainable by Design - Part 2: Making Sustainability Non-Negotiable (the solutions)

With this 2-part article we take a look at how behavior-smart thinking can provide easy and low-investment solutions to help businesses, sites and attractions make sustainability a non-negotiable principle in their operations, rather than an…
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Sustainable by Design - Part 1: A Story

With this 2-part article we take a look at how behavior-smart thinking can provide easy and low-investment solutions to help businesses, sites and attractions make sustainability a non-negotiable principle in their operations, rather than an…

Promoting Positive Behavior in Nature (with Bob…)

Most of us would agree that the images below are not something we would do or encourage. However such negative behavior is often inadvertent, happening because someone either doesn’t know any better, they are not thinking about the impact…

Changing Behavior to Mitigate Overtourism

Human decisions and actions are shaped by two main groups of factors -- internal (related to one’s personal characteristics, experience, state of mind), and external (related to the immediate surrounding and behavior of companions). The same…
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Be Smart in Nature

As humans, we often act illogically… but many of our tourism systems are designed around unrealistic assumptions that people are consistently rational and logical in their decisions. Why?  The answer to these questions can frequently be…
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Declaration

Our team at BehaviorSMART declares our shared commitment to contribute to the uniting of all stakeholders in transforming tourism to deliver effective climate action. We support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net…