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July 26, 2010
An industry of kindly strangers

When travel is undertaken with an eye to kindness, tourists will travel with humility and with a desire to learn. They will think of themselves as guests in somebody else's home. By traveling with respect, they will earn respect. In fact, tourists will "travel like Gandhi with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind," […]

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July 17, 2010
To Green and Beyond!

With a degree of enthusiasm and maybe boyish naivety (of the Buzz Lightyear variety) I have set about encouraging change at a grass roots level within my community of Kangaroo Valley NSW. Since June 2007 a GHG Emissions reduction program has been running. We now have a third of the Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association membership […]

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July 14, 2010
Responsible Skiing in Bulgaria?

What do you picture when you think of a winter holiday in Bulgaria?  Perhaps somewhere a bit cheap and cheerful?   Somewhere with rather a lot of building work going on?   That you might get pressured to buy an apartment?  Maybe somewhere that’s ok for beginners but not good skiers? Me too. I have to say […]

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May 15, 2010
Reflections from Canada

I consider myself lucky to have found a job that uses the knowledge and expertise gained from the MSc Responsible Tourism Management program so soon after graduating. Following completing the MSc program in 2006, I entered the world of consulting – which I quickly learned was more hard work than glitz and glam.  I loved […]

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May 8, 2010
Case notes from the mountains...

This winter I was in the mountains exploring ski resorts – I know, I know... it’s a tough job... I had set out to investigate ski resorts where it’s not just about the skiing and the kilometres of piste - some of the less well known resorts not frequented by the major operators.   I wanted […]

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April 27, 2010
27th April 2010 - Greening Sri Lanka Hotels

As a board member of the Responsible Tourism Partnership in Sri Lanka I have been involved in a new initiative called Green Sri Lanka Hotels (GSLH). The initiative was launched today and is designed to enhance the environmental performance of Sri Lanka’s hotels through improvement of energy, water and waste management systems, a reduction in […]

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