A very interesting research topic! Although there are not many establishments which self-identify or promote themselves as 'community-owned Ecolodges" in South East Asia there are quite a few indigenous-owned guesthouses and village Homestays, along, of course, with many small eco-friendly lodges owned by local families. If you take a broad app...
Very sorry to hear about the sudden closure of Tourism Concern, the UK-based advocate and pioneer of Ethical Tourism, allegedly due to financial reasons. Perhaps an indirect victim of the free mass online media, of cost-cutting by donors, or of the fact that their ideas - the need for a responsible tourism - have become mainstream. A possible lesson for other NGOs? maintain your financial...Very sorry to hear about the sudden closure of Tourism Concern, the UK-based advocate and pioneer of Ethical Tourism, allegedly due to financial reasons. Perhaps an indirect victim of the free mass online media, of cost-cutting by donors, or of the fact that their ideas - the need for a responsible tourism - have become mainstream. A possible lesson for other NGOs? maintain your financial independence by not forgetting your Member-base and relying on big donors. You may also wish to read our interview with their previous director: ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/84… Show more
This is the way to go: A whole country banning all single-use plastic, much more effective than the occasional hotel replacing plastic straws! ecoclub.com/headlines/eco-news/1192-180919-grenada…
Grenada has made a major shift to ensure that its natural environment is protected and preserved for future generations. The Government of Grenada has implemented…
Trains were already the most eco-friendly mass transport option, but how about zero-emission trains: France's Alstom launches world's first commercial hydrogen-powered train service in northern Germany! www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/17/german…
Two trains built by the French train maker Alstom are now operating on a 62 mile stretch of line in northern Germany
Just finished reading a fascinating adventure travel book by Penny Turner "Lost in the Wilds of Greece". Read my review here: ecoclub.com/headlines/reviews/1190-180918-review-l…
This is adventure travel literature at its best - as far from glossy travel advertorials and the places they promote you can get! It will…
Austerity seriously damages Culture:
Anger grows over fire that gutted museum as government cuts amid Olympics spending cited
As Carnival Corporation’s first ships of the season arrive in the Arctic, an international coalition of environmental groups has joined together to call on the…
The GO! Organic Festival in Battersea Park will be showcasing all things organic. There’ll be more than 100 food, drink and lifestyle brands with tasty organic treats, lots of beer, amazing live music, celebrity chefs, inspiring talks and entertainment for the whole family. As the UK’s biggest organic festival we’re looking forward to welcoming you to be part of this exciting celebration. Event...
- Saturday, 08 September 2018 10:00
- Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom
It is true that it is not cost-effective for small tourism providers to attend big international events directly, given the cost of airline tickets and booths and that they are marginalised by bigger players (with the exception of WTM in London and ITB in Berlin). They may however indirectly participate through their local/regional tourism board or...
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