Monthly Archives: February 2010

In the Year of Biodiversity Conservation, are the conservationists up to the job?

There are a few examples of success, but surely the answer is no, they are not. One of the joys of teaching our students is that they persist in asking the difficult questions and reminding us that not all is … Continue reading

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Child abusers go on holiday too.

This month the ICRT 

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The EU Package Travel Directive: Unintended Consequences.

The EU Package Travel Directive: Unintended Consequences.   Unintended Consequences 1.       As the principal (the tour operator) can easily pass on the costs of compensation there is little incentive to robustly defend the supplier, and the supplier is not able … Continue reading

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Still more concerns about the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

The case for spending public money on certification has not been made. In July I argued that the case for certification had not yet been made and said that I knew of no substantial evidence that certification delivers for the … Continue reading

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