Laos: Luang Prabang museum opens immersive and interactive exhibition showcasing traditional wind instruments and music
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Luang Prabang, LAO PDR – TAEC’s newest special exhibition, “Voices of the Wind: Traditional Instruments in Laos” is now on display after more than two years of extensive research and documentation in remote regions of northern Laos led by Belgian ethnomusicologist and curator, Dr Marie-Pierre Lissoir, and the TAEC research team. A highly interactive and intimate exhibit, display spaces communicate three important contexts of instrumental practices: ritual, instrument-making, and courting. Through village scene re-creation, audio stations, and interactive video and photograph kiosks, visitors will enter a world rarely seen by the general public.
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Washington, DC (October 9, 2018) – Today, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2018, which includes an in-depth look at the complex issue of overtourism and the role of responsible travel in developing solutions. The new CREST report considers overtourism trends in five distinct types of destinations and concludes that the principles of responsible travel and visitor education provide a vital framework for effectively addressing the issue. It also highlights growing consumer demand for authentic and meaningful travel experiences and analyzes the role of tourism businesses in mainstreaming responsible travel.
- Written by Antonis Petropoulos
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"Lost in the Wilds of Greece: A Love Story"
Author: Penny Turner
Lycabettus Press ISBN 978-960-7269-56-0 2017. Paperback, 247 pages.
A rider and a writer! This is adventure travel literature at its best - as far from glossy travel advertorials and the places they promote you can get! It will act as a revelation to most travellers who have never realised or come anywhere close to the majestic, densely forested, Alps of Central and Northern Greece. Even though adventure travel by horse concerns only a tiny minority, this book will entice a far broader green audience who is fascinated by and care about preserving the last remaining wild places.
The author arrived in Greece 40 years ago and worked as an English teacher and examiner, based in Thessaloniki and as a conservationist with Arktouros, a leading Greek NGO that focuses on bear and wolf conservation. Through the daring adventures analysed in this book she earned the coveted title of Member of the Long Riders’ Guild, having completed a single journey of 1,000 miles for the first time in Greece and was also accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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"At present, Sri Lanka Tourism is going after ‘Volume’ rather than ‘Value’; they are only interested in the ‘Headcount’. In the process, the Authorities have entirely forgotten projects and programmes on sustainable tourism and ecotourism"
Dr Palitha Gurusinghe is the Founder and President of the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF), the national ecotourism association of Sri Lanka. He is also a Consultant and Coordinator of the National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) Programme in Sri Lanka, Managing Director of Sri Lanka Ecotours and President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Ecotourism Council (APREC). He has acted as a Tourism and Marketing Consultant and a Trainer for the Sri Lanka Ministry of Tourism, for international organisations and the private sector. He is also an external Board Member of the Faculty of Tourism Studies at Sabaragamuwa University and a Visiting Lecturer in Ecotourism in many Universities and higher educational institutes in Sri Lanka. He is the author of various research papers in Ecotourism, the Editor of journals, newsletters of eco and sustainable tourism, while he has recently authored the “Story of Ecotourism Sri Lanka” (2017). In 2012, Dr Gurusinghe was awarded the ‘Presidential Tourism Award’ for ‘Outstanding Contribution for Sri Lanka Tourism’.