French Start-Up launches a proximity and sustainable tourism reservation website

b200626-fr-camunas-2 Marie & Stéphane, We Go GreenR Co-founders
More than 7 out of 10 travellers are willing to choose a more eco-friendly holiday by staying in nature-responsible accommodations. Green tourism activities as agrotourism, wine tourism or spiritual retreats are growing fast and becoming trendy in France. Moreover, the lockdown due to the current health crisis has pushed French tourists to apprecia...
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The Ecotourism potential of the Tehri Dam area (Uttarakand, India)

b200626-in-tehri-dam Capacity building in Tehri Dam area.
-Tehri Dam is one of the highest dams in India and the highest high altitude dam in the world. It is a multipurpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Bhilangna in Tehri district of Garhwal Himalayas. Tehri Dam a reservoir spread in 42sqs kms with multipurpose use like for irrigation, municipal water supply...
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Kerala Tourism during the Pandemic

b200626-in-kerala A boat house sailing calmly through the Vembanad lake in Kerala.
KERALA: A land that never fails to leave a tourist speechless with its divine natural beauty, a destination that is a narrow strip of land located at the tip of India. Kerala is blessed with an array of different landscapes, such as quiet backwaters, pristine beaches, lush green forests, and many more natural attractions. Kerala is undoubtedly a fu...
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Green Skills Development in the Indian Himalayan Region

b200619-afzal Green Skills Workshop
Green Skills Development will be of high importance in the post-pandemic world. An innovative eight-day workshop took place at the Garhwal Regional Centre, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, in March last year entitled "Rural Technology Connect for Green Skill Development, Harnessing Bioresource Potential for Livelihood Enhancement and Natural Resource...
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Responsible development of the Ninki Nanka Trail in The Gambia

mccombes-blog-2 Annual Kankurang Festival at Janjanbureh along the Ninki Nanka Trail Source: Caroline Major
The Ninki Nanka Trail is a Gambian initiative that aims to pioneer a responsible approach tocommunity-based tourism in rural communities along The River Gambia, bringing together a widerange of stakeholders and communities. In is envisaged that the trail will benefit the localcommunity and wider destination in a number of ways such as creating addi...
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Shared economy for new normal

Shared economy for new normal
How would have the concept of hosting strangers in your house or staying with an unknown family on a vacation sounded a decade back? Hardly anyone would have been comfortable with such a concept. But we have seen people getting comfortable with staying in homestays, using Uber, sharing office spaces, and using many such peer-to-peer platforms. Thes...
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Adaptation Ideas for Small Hospitality & Tourism Providers during and after the Pandemic.

On May 7th, 2020 we held a Virtual Ecoclub Member Meeting to discuss 'Pandemic Adaptation Strategies for Ecotourism'. Our aim was to brief each other on local conditions and compare notes on what can be done during and in the aftermath of the pandemic so as to protect and support our businesses, our communities and Ecotourism. Due to the pandemic lockdown millions of tourism employees, professionals and small business-owners have suddenly been left unemployed or precariously employed by near bankrupt businesses. If international tourism recovers too slowly, many of them will need green (re)training and new green jobs and opportunities outside tourism. The pandemic itself can only be stopped if a cure is found, if the virus mutates into a less potent form (there are some indications in late May 2020) or if there is mass immunity. It is as if a huge earthquake has taken place (the disease) and we...
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Booni, Pakistan: A heaven for paragliders, village tourism and indigenous culture

Booni--Chitral, Northern Pakistan A Must-vist Destination
 Booni—A Must Visit Destination Hemmed in by gigantic Booni Zom (6,542 m) to the East and Hindukush Mountain Range to the West, Booni Town is located 85 kilometers to the north-east of district Chitral (Lower). Spread around 8 square kilometers, it is the headquarter of the newly established district Chitral Upper. Traditional hospitality mark...
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Reimagining Tourism: The Formula for becoming a Leading Sustainable Destination

kaieteur-falls_20200515-161952_1 Kaieteur Falls (Credit: Guyana Tourism Authority)
Looking forward, we can begin to reimagine what the future of tourism may look like. More people will likely seek out less travelled destinations that are free from crowds, perceived to be safe, and that are known to be clean, green and pristine. Small group and private travel experiences are going to become more popular. Travelers will demand tour...
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Annual Kalash Chilimjusht festival falls victim to COVID-19

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Annual Kalash Chilimjusht festival falls victim to COVID-19
Annual Kalash Chilimjusht festival falls victim to COVID-19 - Chitral News
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