Monthly Archives: June 2011

UK Review of Air Passenger Duty

The UK Government's consultation on Air Passenger Duty closed last Friday. The Government wanted to refocus APD �on its core objectives of raising revenues for the Exchequer in a simple, fair and efficient manner, whilst recognising that the Government�s goals … Continue reading

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Austerity hits UK Domestic Tourism

A poll funded by ING Direct of 1,300 people in the UK has found that 39% of those surveyed will not be taking a holiday this year, 18 million will stay at home this year, 2.7 million more than in … Continue reading

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Kites but no hot air balloons

This morning found me sat around a campfire nestling in the Sussex Downs on an unseasonably damp and grey day as the solstice approaches. I was a guest of ResponsibleTravel.com who are celebrating their 10th anniversary. The 20 staff who … Continue reading

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Student Loans from 2012 – the implications

There is a lot of  confusion about what student loans will mean to students from 2012. www.moneysavingexpert.com has produced a detailed briefing – there are some surprises in it. Read more at www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes

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Responsible Tourism in Croatia

The three year Italian Government funded initiative in Croatia �Adriatic Small Entrepreneurship and local development� has held its final international workshop with presentations from Harold Goodwin (download)on Responsible Tourism and  Maurizio Davolio, Presidente of the Associazione Italiana Tourismo Responsabile AITR … Continue reading

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Responsible Tourism and Livelhoods in Kerala

I arrived in Kerala on the 31st and the monsoon arrived. A day early, the monsoon is expected with the opening of the school year on the 1st June. If you live in Britain you are not accustomed to such … Continue reading

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'Responsible Tourism claims should be validated'

As readers of this blog will know I am very critical of proposals for global certification schemes, the most recent presentation I have made about this, a PowerPoint with sound, can be downloaded here). In Kerala I argued that we … Continue reading

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