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Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries in UNWTO #IY2017 Celebrations

News from our fields @Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries. Our work is featured in the United Nations World Tourism Organization International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. #IY2017http://www.tourism4development2017.org/events/crete-culinary-sanctuaries-educational-programs-celebrating-our-cultural-and-natural-heritage/#
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Women and Tourism & speaking truth to Tourism

I have been involved in a gender pilot program in a union recently, this has crystallised some thoughts for me that I thought I would try to share, also in light of the Trump phenomenon and how we might learn from this.My take on recent politics is that identity politics has suffered a backlash and that groups that could have and should have stood ...
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Getting boaters ready for a new kind of whale?

Getting boaters ready for a new kind of whale?
Humpback whales are making a comeback off British Columbia's west coast. According to the Marine Education and Research Society - MERS - humpback whale numbers have increased by 30% in the last five years.Where once they were a rarity, whale-watching companies on northern Vancouver Island now see humpbacks frequently. Tourists usually make the trip...
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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) Laos - Upcoming Workshops and Events

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) Laos - Upcoming Workshops and Events
We are excited to announce the addition of Katu Backstrap Weaving at TAEC! As with all of our half-day handicraft workshops, we include a museum tour, drink, and instruction by an ethnic artisan from 9:30am - 12pm. Our workshops are a hands-on way to learn something new while on holiday and discover an appreciation for the traditional crafts of Lao...
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Tourism companies for sustainable management of Estonian forests

Tourism companies for sustainable management of Estonian forests
Public appeal of tourism companies to the Environmental Commission of the Parliament of Estonia and the Minister of Environment concerning sustainable management of Estonia forests.Current forest policy and forest management practices in Estonia do not take into sufficient consideration the needs of tourism sector. Increasing forest cutting conflic...
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Ears have Walls, Walls have Ears

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In early versions of Sid Meier's classic strategy game 'Civilisation', the discovery of gunpowder made Walls obsolete. It was far more gradual in reality, but Walls did eventually become obsolete as defensive structures and those that escaped destruction to allow for city expansion during the industrial revolution were later reborn as tourism attra...
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Ecotourism with a purpose: supporting education in rural Nicaragua

Sister Communities of San Ramón, Nicaragua (SCSRN), a Durham based non-profit, is excited to announce that we will be building four new classrooms. These new classrooms will be built in the communities of El Roblar and El Jinete, in the municipality of San Ramón, Nicaragua. This brings the tally of classrooms built by SCSRN, to 28 classrooms over 1...
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Trump Victory, what could it mean for Tourism, Ecotourism and other Green sectors?

Predicting the impact of Donald Trump's win is even more tricky than was predicting the outcome of this extremely tight contest. It depends on whether the new administration really attempts to implement any of Trump's more controversial, and sometimes highly offensive to ethnic groups, campaign promises, which would result in major changes in US po...
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Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries/Center for Responsible Travel Seminar in Crete, Greece July 10-16, 2017

Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries/Center for Responsible Travel Seminar in Crete, Greece July 10-16, 2017
Crete, Greece, July 10 - 16, 2017Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network in partnership with The Center for Responsible Travel is hosting a unique program in Crete: Discovering Crete's Cultural, Culinary and Natural Wonders. During this program we will explore the island to meet many residents working on action programs to protect and cele...
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Discover the secrets of the red deer rut in Spain

Discover the secrets of the red deer rut in Spain
The red deer and fallow deer rutting seasons, through a unique and exclusive interpretative experience, in a privileged spot in the heart of the Serranía de Cuenca"The arrival of autumn does not pass unnoticed for Nature-lovers in the Serranía de Cuenca. From mid-September until mid-October, two fascinating wildlife phenomenons happen in our forests: the Iberian red deer (Cervus elaphus) and the fallow deer (Dama Dama) rutting seasons. A chorus of bellowing temporarily disrupts the peace of autumnal evenings in the Serranía de Cuenca, as relentless hymns to life. And at Azeral, we do not want to miss it.We want to witness these gifts of the forest, but not only by sight and sound… During the red deer and fallow deer rutting seasons, we offer you a chance to experience the Serranía de Cuenca —feel it, watch it, and hear it— from the perspective of our protagonists. In a privileged spot in...
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