Monthly Archives: December 2008

British consumers expect to cut back on travel

An ICM poll reported in today�s Guardian  is headlined Nine out of 10 shoppers plan to cut spending in new year. 86% say they plan to make cutbacks and live more cheaply in 2009 � only 13% expect to spend … Continue reading






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Pushing at the Boundaries – Save Valley Conservancy

I met Clive Stockil in 1995 when I was in Zimbabwe for the Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development research project which I was leading for ODA/DFID. Clive was, and is, the driving force behind the Save Valley Conservancy in the … Continue reading






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The priority is to reduce aviation pollution – not to offset

We should not expect the developing world to solve our green house gas emissions problem for us. Take a look at Air Traffic Worldwide – it is clear where the pollution originates. The priority is to reduce the pollution by … Continue reading






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No progress on Air Passenger Duty

In the Pre-Budget Announcement this week there was a depressing announcement about Air Passenger Duty. The rates have been increased but it remains a per passenger duty payable by the airline; but passed on to the passenger. There is no … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin