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Green Travel : The Allure of Open Air Markets

Every ecotourist has to eat. Why not be a more ecological food consumer by targeting open air markets for meal times? Open air markets are a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon, providing vibrant and colorful venues for strolling around and taking in the local food and atmosphere.

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Responsible Consumerism During Ecotravel

One thing we are sure to do when we travel is consume. The very act of traveling is consumption - the consumption of services, like transportation and lodging and entry fees and show tickets; or of goods, like food, clothing, souvenirs, luggage tags, and books to keep us entertained during the inevitable periods of waiting in lines and in rooms for things to happen. Consumption is automatic and can be a mindless activity.

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Ecotourism in Hungary: Local Experiences

In the last decade, Hungary has taken a really proactive approach to ecotourism. With over 300 nationally protected areas, and over 1,000 locally protected sites, Hungary's attitude towards conservation and preservation is one that facilitates ecotourism efforts by local businesses and ecotourism demand from tourists. As it stands, Hungary is a great place in which to go local, and really get a feel the ecotourism this country has on offer.

Local Experiences in Budapest

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From water to food, the flavor of the Delta Po River

The Comacchio wetlands is an incredible example of man-shape environment, where during the centuries the local population has learn to live in extreme situations. Now, those skills are used in order to safeguard beautiful pages of history, culture and flavors! Situated in the southern side of the delta of Po River, Comacchio has a nice historical city center and two amazing jewelries: the fishery and the salt-making.

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La magia dei prodotti del delta del Po: dall'acqua al cibo

Le Valli di Comacchio sono uno straordinario esempio di ambiente modellato dall'uomo dove, nel corso dei secoli, la popolazione locale ha imparato a vivere in condizioni estreme. Ora, queste conoscenze sono usate per la salvaguardia di belle pagine di storia, cultura e ... sapori! Situata a sud del moderno delta del Po, Comacchio ha un grazioso centro storico e due fantastici gioielli: le valli da pesca e la salina. Ancora oggi, tutto ?

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Tourism and Post-Tsunami Displacement in India and Sri Lanka

By Emily, 03/02/2010 - 17:34

The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the biggest natural disaster in modern history and it called for a pan-Asian relief effort on a scale that had never before been seen. The immediate impact on the coastal communities affected not only their lives, homes and villages, but also their livelihoods. Many survivors fished to earn their living, farmed close to the sea or relied on low scale tourism.

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Greenwashing Award 2010'

By Emily, 01/22/2010 - 02:51

Greenwashing Award 2010' goes to a Brazilian company Yaguarete Por? S.A., for bulldozing an uncontacted tribe's land for beef in Paraguay. The winner of this 'competition' has been named by Survival - an international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide since 1969.

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