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Crete, Greece: CCS 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy

Crete, Greece: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network. 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy. Dates: June 5-10, 2023 or September 18-23, 2023. An experiential learning program with expert presentations at historic sites, nature reserves, and visits with award-winning organic farmers, heirloom seed savers, olive oil producers and v...

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Concise and exciting - the Piraeus Archaeological Museum

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While you are waiting for your ship to go to the islands, do not miss the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, a short 10-minute walk away. It is right next to the ancient theatre of the city, which also serves as the museum courtyard. Piraeus, featuring three safe, deepwater ports, was originally a rocky island (etymology anc. Pireefs ...

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National Intitute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (NIFTH), Islamabad, Pakistan

National Intitute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (NIFTH), Islamabad, Pakistan

NIFTH's mandate is to promote cultural heritage and augment its role in economic reforms, investment, industry, education, literature, poverty alleviation, human rights, and human development.

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Flights are NOT Tourism's & Hospitality's Fault

ilya-cher-XdOvAFE4_RY-unsplash Cargo being loaded onto Planes. Photo by Ilya Cher on Unsplash

Tired of reading the same nonsense, people blaming flights on Tourism alone. Planes would keep flying even with half the passengers. They carry precious goods, the majority of income for airlines is cargo. Planes belong to the Transport sector, which, yes, needs to become green, and quickly, but it is not Tourism & Hospitality's fault that it d...

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Athens' Natural Skyscraper

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Unlike most other metropoles Athens has so far resisted skyscrapers, the idea being not to block one of the best views in the world, especially if you are fond of direct democracy, the Parthenon. (The military dictatorship (1967-74) that was not particularly fond, did allow two tallish buildings!). In this spirit, a court l...

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How you can avoid greenwashing and design authentic sustainability

Debunking some of today's eco and social enterprise myths coming from the corporate, technocratic and academic spheres, slowing down climate change action   In my recent dealings with corporate people I got exposed to and experienced what I named; 'ecosplaining.' I also frequently come across this on social media when reading posts and article...

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The Role of Awe in Ecolodges

 The term ecolodge for the purpose of this blog, encompasses the ecolodge and its site. The site includes local features of possible interest such as a beach, waterfall or vista. It also includes built features of the ecolodge such as accommodation, restaurants, pathways, seating, and elements such as pools, games courts, and landscaping. Rese...

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"Evolve or Perish", true for your Zoo too!


Zoo, noun: (a) facility which incarcerates and exploits wild animals for private profit while pretending to save them from extinction (b) a crowded place where people behave in a disorganized or uncontrolled manner. Recently I came across a PR announcement from a well known Zoo which was celebrating a "Gold" certification from a prestigio...

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Awe in Ecolodges

Hello fellow Ecoclubbers, This is my first post on this site and I have already put up a basic bio in my profile so I won't go on about myself, unless you have questions.  I am very interested in improving the ecolodge experience and have enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research (Masters/PhD) program to research this subject at t...

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How to restart post-covid 19 tourism in developing countries such as Benin Republic ?


On 27th September 2022, the world celebrated World Tourism Day. Two such complicated years for the tourism industry. On this occasion, the managers of tour operators in Benin decided to reflect on the actions to be taken to restart tourism in Benin. The association of tour operators' managers in Benin, called TOB, in collaboration with the CTM-Beni...

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