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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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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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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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Attraversare il Sud Africa in bicicletta

Il 13 febbraio Ruan Smit d? inizio alla sua avventura in bici da Johannesburg, Sud Africa. Ha in programma di farvi ritorno dopo 10 settimane, il 14 aprile circa, dopo aver pedalato per 9000 km in bicicletta per tutto il Paese. Attraverso questa ambiziosa avventura Ruan vuole portare il proprio contributo per catalizzare l'attenzione su tutto quello che il Paese ha da offrire. Secondo il piano giornaliero, Ruan pedaler? per circa 150-200 km al giorno, documentando tutto via blog, Facebook, Twitter, la radio e la stampa.

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Around South Africa on bike

By Emily, 02/04/2010 - 18:02

In one week, February 13, Ruan Smit will start his cycle adventure from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is planning to return to the same place 10 weeks later on April 14, behind approximately 9000 kilometers on bike around the country. Through this ambitious venture Ruan is willing to contribute in creating national and international awareness of what South Africa has to offer.

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Geotourism Summit 2010

By Emily, 02/02/2010 - 04:13

This year's Geotourism Summit began today, the first of February, in Washington DC with a Geotourism ambassador training. Tomorrow, the summit continues with a general session of conversation about Policies & Practices at Work and with a presentation of the ten Geotourism Finalists of year 2009. The keynote presentation is held by James H. Gilmore, a co-author of The Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want.

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Pronta la missione per pulire il Monte Everest

Il Nepal ? uno dei Paesi pi? poveri al mondo nei quali il turismo gioca un ruolo significativo per quanto riguarda l'economia. Nonostante la ricca cultura Nepalese e le tradizioni religiose, le attrazioni turistiche principali sono le montagne dell'Himalaya e il Monte Everest. Durante la stagione delle scalate, tra marzo e maggio, la popolazione della regione di Khumbu, alle pendici dell'Everest, cresce dai 40.000 ai 700.000 abitanti, inclusi i lavoratori Nepalesi stagionali e i turisti (ved.

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Nepalese climbers cleaning up Mount Everest

By Emily, 01/27/2010 - 03:51

Nepal is one of the poorest countries of the world where tourism plays a significant economic role. Despite the rich Nepalese culture and religious traditions, the most significant tourism attractions are the Himalayan Mountains and Mount Everest.

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