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January 29, 2011
Amazing recycling centre in El Gouna

On a recent trip to Egypt in November as part of the ABTA 'thriving destinations' work stream I visited an amazing recycling centre in El Gouna - some 40 minutes outside of Hurghada.  All of the hotel waste generated in El Gouna is taken to this site and separated into organic and non-organic waste.  Cardboard […]

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January 15, 2011
Can medical tourism be responsible?

The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis (population 50,000) is the mother colony of the British Caribbean islands. In the early 17th century the native population was exterminated by French and British settlers and they developed the islands with tobacco plantations and then sugar (Thomas Jefferson’s great-great grandfather owned a sugar estate). For a while […]

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January 6, 2011
It's a brilliant way to support the GiG farm, to learn about the local food culture and to enjoy a fabulous half day out of the hotel

I recently spent 2 weeks in the Gambia looking to develop some new products and events for our customers.  My main objective is to bring sustainable tourism to life in a fun way in charter destinations and to engage with as many of our customers as possible.  A great way to do this in the […]

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December 21, 2010
The Benefits of Awards

There can be a sense of self doubt when responding to an award opportunity. What is the motivation? Do awards achieve anything other than self glory? I write to propose a wider positive outcome –  inclusiveness. Awards can potentially be used to help nudge future responsible action. The Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association had received a […]

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December 17, 2010
Fighting Poverty at the Plain of Jars

I recently had the privilege of being selected to undertake a post project appraisal of the UNESCO Fighting Poverty at the Plain of Jars project in the Lao PDR.  The Plain of Jars is an upland landscape in Xieng Khouang Province, a remote corner of Northern Laos close to the border with Vietnam.  The area […]

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September 28, 2010
Working with our overseas teams and suppliers

As my role is predominantly around working with our overseas teams and suppliers, it's great to see some examples of them working together in resort to raise awareness with customers and to play their part. There are two great achievements to talk of recently in Italy and Zante.  In Italy, our management team has been […]

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