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August 1, 2010
Progress at Base Camp

Well I am delighted to tell you that the Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association voted to accept the Code of Ethics proposed. It now stands proudly on the website to provide guidance to the management committee and membership. Above all it establishes our foundations to build a Responsible Destination. Also significant and agreed was a revision […]

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July 28, 2010
Now is the time to fall in love with Llandovery

It’s no secret that Llandovery is fit for a Prince – or indeed a future King – but the town’s people of Llandovery have much grander plans afoot which they hope will spark a long love affair with visitors to the area. And with just over two weeks to go, final preparations are in hand […]

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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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