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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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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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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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Vancouver 2010: Carbon Neutral Olympic Games

By Emily, 02/16/2010 - 22:01

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver have embraced the opportunity - and the responsibility - to take action on climate change by aspiring to be a carbon neutral Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) has assessed the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions from all their operations leading up to, and for holding the international event.

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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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Applaudes to Nature Air

By Emily, 02/04/2010 - 17:53

It was not that long ago when it was still a tradition to give applause when a plane landed. In a short period of time flying has become a very normal way to travel. I think you could test what kind of reactions you get when you start to clap your hands when the plane from London lands, let's say, to Frankfurt...

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Promises of Greener Flying

By Emily, 01/28/2010 - 17:34

The expansive growth of air travel lays high pressures on the aviation industry to continue the trend towards lower carbon emissions. Lately different airline companies - 'the bad guys' of the global warming story- are coming up with more ecological solutions in order to respond to the growing critique of green campaigners and alert consumers. At the same time the urge for more efficient aircraft is driven by the desire to control fluctuating high fuel costs.hat level of unsustainability do we think is reasonable and for whom, where and when?

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