Monthly Archives: March 2010

Controversy around 100% Pure New Zealand Brand

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Eco-labelling Flights

For sometime Fly sometime Flybe has been labelling its flights, more recently Thomas Cook has begun to label their aircraft too, the first charter airline to do so.  The labels are being placed at the passenger entrances. There will doubtless … Continue reading

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Travel Matters: The new ABTA Manifesto

The merging of the Association of British Travel Agents with the Federation of Tour Operators in July 2008, with a  new Chief Executive and the impending 60th birthday or ABTA has created propitious circumstances for introducing a stronger responsible tourism … Continue reading

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4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in Muscat 10-12 October 2010

The Ministry of Tourism will be hosting the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in Muscat 10-12 October 2010.   The 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations has four themes Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and … Continue reading

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Tourism and Local Economic Development

I am often asked whether or not the local economic development principles which lie behind the Pro-Poor Tourism approach developed by the Pro-Poor Tourism Partnership (Caroline Ashley, Dilys Roe and myself) are applicable in the developed world. They are.  The … Continue reading

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Marks and Spencer has announced the next stage of its Plan A in initiative.

When Marks and Spencer launched Plan A in 2007 there was some scepticism but it has contributed to the rebirth of the company now performing much more strongly on the High Street. Of the original commitments targeted to be implemented … Continue reading

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