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Ten tips for Aspiring Green Accommodation Providers

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by Antonis Petropoulos & Frosso Dimitrakopoulou As is well known, the pandemic has struck small accommodation providers in nearly all destinations, and green accommodations were no exception. Seeing no quick improvement and fearing that prices may fall further if they wait longer, many owners mulling retirement or exiting the sector before...

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Bread, Education, Liberty and Health!

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Yesterday was one more anniversary, the 48th, of the November 17th, 1973 Athens Polytechnic students' uprising against the military Junta of 1967-1974. The key demands of the students back then were the triptych "Bread, Education, Liberty". 47 years later Athenians again, rightly or wrongly, defied an official ban, this time imposed for p...

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A New Twist on an Old Problem

The problem of single use plastic bottles is well documented. It is estimated that around 500 million plastic bottles are used across the world every year. About 60% of this is generated by single use plastic water bottles. In an ideal world we would all avoid single use items and everybody would carry their own water bottle. However the U.S and Eu...

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How zero-waste stores minimize your amount of waste

This month I would like to showcase how zero-waste shops can help you to reduce your amount of waste and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

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11 job seeking strategies for tourism graduates during the pandemic

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Finding a suitable opportunity was always difficult and tourism graduates were increasingly obliged to work initially for free or even to pay for the privilege of gaining valuable experience. The pandemic has made it worse. According to the latest projection from the WTTC the global travel & tourism sectors may lose up to 174 million jobs in 20...

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Tourism and Technology- Allies

Tourism has always been an ever-evolving industry, and technological advances have not only changed the way we travel but added a lot to our interactive and exciting travel experience. The blend of technology in the tourism sector has made it more accessible and approachable to the travelers of the age. While planning your vacation now, you'd go on...

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Eastern Pamir in the Wakhan Corridor

Karambar Lake, also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high-altitude lake located towards the end of Broghil, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is the 33rd highest in the world and one of the biologically active lakes on earth. The maximum length of the lake 3.9 km (2.4 mi) maximum width of 2 km (1.2 mi) with a total surface area of 28,3...

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Trekking from Sor Laspur to Kumrat Via Thallo Pass

Contact us at Batuta Travels to plan a lifetime adventure trip to this exotic natural beauty of Pakistan.

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European Tourism Convention, 12 October 2020: a dialogue on sustainable recovery

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The European Tourism Convention, was a one day, virtual, high-level event organised by the European Commission (the executive branch of the European Union), with the apparent aim of collecting ideas and proposals for the sustainable restart of the European Tourism sector. It took place online on October 12th. In the morning, around 150 delegates, r...

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Hubris, Crisis, Nemesis

An important lesson we should not forget, after the pandemic is over: it was proven beyond reasonable doubt during the great Lockdown that the world can easily survive with far fewer people going to work 9 to 5. Hopefully the lesson will be put to good use: Rather than massive redundancies and semi-permanent furloughs, we need far shorter hours and...

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