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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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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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Support Kim in the Fight against Child Sex Tourism

By Emily, 02/12/2010 - 04:13

The bad news is that children in poor countries are still sexually exploited by travellers, The good news is that you can do something about it: Child sex tourism is the commercial sexual exploitation of children by people who travel from one place to another to engage in sexual acts with minors. Often, child sex tourists travel from a richer country to one that is less developed, or they may be travellers within their own countries or region.

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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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