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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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Technology Facilitates Greener Travel

It's no secret that traveling has the potential to rack up a hefty footprint on our fragile earth. Fortunately, new technologies are helping change the way we travel, facilitating a greener approach to travel. Not only are these advancements green, they make traveling much more streamlined and manageable than before.

Guidebook Apps

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2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

By Emily, 03/18/2010 - 00:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 12 finalists for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The winners will be revealed on May 26th celebrating the best in sustainable tourism throughout four different categories. This year over 160 entries were received from over 45 countries.

The categories and the finalists are:

Destination Stewardship Award

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Rebuilding Haiti - the Role of Tourism Development

By Emily, 03/04/2010 - 17:37
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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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Aboriginal Peoples in Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

By Emily, 02/23/2010 - 17:11

When the eyes of the world are focused to Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Aboriginal tourism industry has had a great opportunity, both to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Aboriginal peoples and to grow their businesses. Currently, the Aboriginal tourism industry employs more than 6,400 people across Canada.

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