Tag Archive: sustainable tourism

Apr 05

Myanmar and the Politics of Tourism

Several months ago I wrote a post on the future of tourism in Myanmar (better known as Burma), which many groups were hoping to capitalize on in the coming years.  Myanmar has been largely untouched by tourists thanks to a combination of government restrictions and sanctions imposed by countries like the US, and now that …

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Feb 20

Let’s Get WWOOFing

Do you have any regrets?  I have one.  A few years ago a couple of friends were looking for a summer adventure.  When they stumbled upon an opportunity to live for free in Hawaii for two months, I was more than intrigued.  When they explained they would be conducting manual labor for six hours a …

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Aug 01

Sandals Steps Up?

I have never understood the appeal of Sandals Resorts.  I’ve never been to one, so I can’t say for sure that my opinion is valid, but from the commercials they run it looks like all of the resorts are pretty much the same and are all the kind of all-inclusive, never-have-to-leave-the-resort facilities which never appealed …

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Jun 21

Elephants to the Rescue

Southern Sudan’s wildlife could provide it with an opportunity to develop a vibrant tourism industry July 9th is fast approaching. This is the day when south Sudan is scheduled to secede from the north and become an independent nation – something many of us have been eagerly waiting for. Violence has plagued the build up …

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Jun 08

India’s New Rules for Ecotourism

The concept of ecotourism is frequently misunderstood despite its rising popularity across the globe, which results in an outcropping of businesses and companies that claim to be “eco-friendly” or “environmentally correct” when they are, in fact, nothing of the sort.  Being eco-friendly can be difficult; it’s much easier to cut corners while benefitting from the …

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Jan 13

Making tourism better

“Our everyday life is someone else’s adventure” ~ Greg Richards, Cultural Tourism: Global and Local Perspectives This is the basic foundation for all tourist activities. People leave their homes to travel, and in the process, seek out the opportunity to see and experience life through the eyes of another. Some take that more seriously, working …

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