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Travel companies & adventurers collaborate

A young British woman has founded a revolutionary social enterprise in an effort to raise £1 million by November 2014.  The ground breaking project founded by Alana Hurd aims to fund a home for abandoned disabled children in Southern Africa and has enlisted the support of hundreds of travel companies and established adventurers, such as Mark Beaumont, Sean Conway … Continue reading

New hiking and cycling tours in Armenia help ensure local conservation

Go Barefoot recently announced a new sustainable tourism project in Armenia to protect the biodiversity of the Southern Caucasus… The ambitious project will be used as a model for similar initiatives across the Caucasus, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC). The two organisations have developed ecologically and culturally … Continue reading

Born to be wild

Why has a game reserve been voted the Leading Conservation Company for ten years running? Zoe West finds out…  It’s the golden hour in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. A Jackal Buzzard cries its distinctive weeah ka-ka-ka and a lone impala stands scouring undulating slopes of coarse bush, forest and grassland looking for its herd. We … Continue reading

The impact of tourism on Vietnam’s hidden gems

Tom McDonough asks, are locals embracing the explosion of the tourism industry in Mui Ne?  For me, witnessing Vietnam’s Mui Ne beach area develop from little known bolt-hole for expats and savvy tourists to an internationally celebrated tourist hot spot has been as painful as watching a healthy baby grow into a pimply faced, self-harming … Continue reading

Giving something back by teaching abroad

Ever wondered what it’s really like to teach English abroad and volunteer with children in a developing country? Two travellers tell us about how they are giving something back: International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is a not-for-profit children’s charity with ever growing projects in Indonesia, Thailand, and Kenya where currently up to 1,000 children now attend education centres. … Continue reading

An ethical approach to holidaying in Siciliy

From the splendour of historic Palermo to the dramatic landscape of Mount Etna, Sicily provides an abundance of colour and contrasts. Travellers flock here as it’s a place where time seems to have stood still, from the glorious local produce and noisy hubbub of the markets and the narrow streets with washing hanging, to the … Continue reading

2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Award winners

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are one of the world’s highest accolades in the Travel and Tourism industry, aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism worldwide. In light of our growing concern about natural and cultural resources, these Awards are particularly important as they promote the industry leaders in … Continue reading

Stalking Spain’s ghost cat

Fred Hood goes in search of the world’s most elusive feline in remote southern Spain… Most big cat adventures involve the continent of Africa.  Tourists flock to the famous game parks for a glimpse of lions and cheetahs, and if they are lucky, leopards.  India ranks second, with its famous tiger parks, where an abundance … Continue reading

Small packs and sunny weather

Ange Davidson encounters a taste of Eco-luxury in the New Zealand wilderness.  For many, tramping in New Zealand conjures up images of red checked Swandris, muddy boots and a great deal of grunt, while hiking, an American term that is rapidly gaining a foothold in the kiwi vernacular, paints a far more attractive image. It suggests … Continue reading

Tourism for Tomorrow Finalists

The finalists for the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards have been announced, and an international team of judges will now begin to choose the winners of these prestigious awards, which aim to recognise best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry worldwide. This year’s finalists in the four categories are: Destination Stewardship: Destination Røros, Norway, … Continue reading