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Can medical tourism be responsible?

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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October 12, 2009
An Equitable Alternative to APD

APD should be abandoned in favour of air fuel taxation – the British Prime Minister could pay for UK air passenger pollution with a cheque backed by APD earnings and lead the campaign to introduce a more equitable airline fuel tax through ICAO. Now that would be enlightened leadership

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October 3, 2009
The Economist is Sceptical too

Cheap flights and more routes have drawn Europe closer together, but The Economist is sceptical of the demands for a third runway at Heathrow and the industry's aspirations to cut emissions. “Like St Augustine the industry’s motto appears to be “Make me virtuous, but not yet.”

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