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...
"Combine development work with an active holiday" Sandshoe is an NGO combining the areas of education, sustainable development and sports. The purpose of the organization is to support local development in Las Tunas village, in Ecuador, through financial aid and volunteer tourism. The cornerstones of its work are responsibility, sustainable development and playfullness with sports and children.
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.
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.
Whale Watch Kaikoura is a Maori-owned company in New Zealand that offers visitors up-close encounters with the Giant Sperm Whale - with minimal environmental impacts. Kaikoura's resident Sperm Whales are the largest living carnivore - equivalent in size to four elephants. They share their unique world with a host of other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross.
The forthcoming host of the 19th FIFA World Cup, South Africa, has been listed in the developing world's 'Top 10 Best Ethical Destinations'. This list is published by Ethical Traveler, California-based non-profit organization 'empowering travelers to change the world'. The other most ethical destinations of 2009/2010 are; Argentina, Belize, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, Namibia, Poland, Seychelles and Surinam.
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?
Rural community-based tourism (turismo rural y comunitario) is small scale tourism in economically less developed rural areas in the Global South, where the local people are active actors in tourism development. Nicaragua is a good example of a Latin American country where exists a growing trend of rural community-based tourism.
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.