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March 17, 2019
How a Responsible Tourism award can help to empower a local community

Himalayan Ecotourism was Overall Winner, in the 2019 India Responsible Tourism Awards. "The judges recognise the co-operative structure linked with a more internationally oriented marketing and management company, but with guaranteed profits for the staff owned co-operative as a model for tourism development which ensures local benefits and control, empowers local communities and provides a […]

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December 9, 2018
The Cateran Commonwealth

The Cateran Commonwealth is more than a trail, this is a unique part of Scotland. A special place where the Highland collided with the Lowlands, a landscape which with only a little imagination enables you to glimpse 730 million years of evolution as geological action and the weather created what we now know as Scotland. […]

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December 9, 2018
Community Heritage

At Loop Head on the Wild Atlantic Way, the community have recorded their heritage and placed it online. You can download the trail here: Loop Head Heritage Trail PDF. To add to your experience and to minimise physical signage impacting the landscape, Loop Head Tourism have created an audio guide which tells the story of the […]

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December 2, 2018
Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award

My Green Butler, an innovative new service devised by Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages and Spa Retreat has won the prestigious Banksia Foundation’s 2018 – Small Business Award. My Green Butler is a green holiday adviser that helps tourist accommodation save resources, cut costs, cut pollution and increase guest satisfaction. The service was devised by […]

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August 24, 2018
From Helsinki to the Russian Border

by Harold Goodwin - Responsible Tourism Partnership Last week I was in Finland, Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Base Camp near the Russian border, from the city to wilderness in four days. In Helsinki, we met with the city to discuss the challenge of sustainability. They have wisely separated the managing tourism function from marketing. More and more […]

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August 12, 2018
Cillian Murphy: 'a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry.'

I have a reputation for having what would be called a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry. In the main, it is an extractive industry and we should treat it with the same degree of wariness we would any of the other extractive industries; and while all that may sound a bit radical, it […]

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