ISSN 1108-8931

International Ecotourism Monthly - Free !

Year 4, Issue 41, Oct. 2002

What did the latest carnage, against tourists this time, in Bali, Indonesia achieve, apart from pain and misery, that is?  What will it take for humans to expel the irrational, violent and scared animal that lives inside? When will people stop listening to self-appointed "leaders" and "saviours", when will people start thinking and deciding for themselves instead of becoming pawns in this game of world chess with no rules?
- Antonis B. Petropoulos, Director, ECOCLUB S.A.


 * New Ecolodge Members

We welcome two new quality Ecolodge Members:
Pensão Gurue in Mozambique, and The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize. You are invited to visit their websites.

 * New Expert Member

We also welcome the following Expert to our Expert Member team:
Mr. Andres Mogni, Geographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 * New Chat / Conference Facility - Inauguration

We invite Members and friends to the inauguration of our new (java based) Chat / Conference Centre on Saturday the 19th of October at 16:00 GMT.

The venue is
and the topic will be:"What would you like from"
Depending on your response we will consider hosting regular chat events and Expert Presentations. Please arrive early as we will limit use to 100 guests.

* co-sponsors Conference:
NGOs & Nonprofits in Tourism and Conservation:  
On-line Conference Starts: 22 October 
Details & Registration

 * New E-paper at the Library

"Delivering Quality Eco-experiences"
by Ian Menzies, Expert Member in Australia

Based on the authors vast personal experience as an ecotour operator this short paper offers practical guidelines on how to produce quality in ecotours. Read this e-paper (.pdf document) at
If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed you may download it here.

 * News Archive Search Facility

You can now search old issues using keywords of the Ecotourism News at

It can’t go on. The golden age for low-cost airlines is over because everyone is piling into the market and the inevitable consequence is further consolidation and someone – either a low-cost airline or a tour operator – will go bankrupt."
- Noel Josephides , deputy chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) - Source: TravelMole

*"Cum Grano Salis": latin for "with a grain of salt", phrase appears in Gaius Plinius Secundus's "Historia Naturalis". Plinius suggested we take everything with a grain of salt...


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