Monthly Archives: October 2011

There is a major difference between our approach and that of the GSTC, it is a difference of principle.

There is a major difference between our approach and that of the GSTC, it is a difference of principle. Our focus is on urging and supporting businesses and others in the sector to take responsibility and to act, to make … Continue reading






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What would Responsible Skiing look like?

Veronica Tonge, one of the ICRT's alumni, organised a one day conference at the Ski & Snowboard Show at Earls Court last week addressing the question What would Responsible Skiing look like? 90 people from ten countries participated and heard … Continue reading






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A film about slavery in our time. A story about the way the world is.

Tomorrow sees the screening of Not My Life “Not My Life is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period … Continue reading






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Tick Boxes and Travel Philanthropy

This week the EU�s Council of Ministers approved a new EU Consumer Rights Directive. It is expected to be published in the EU's Official Journal shortly and then transposed into national laws, probably before the end of 2013. The new … Continue reading






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Pro-Poor Tourism in Kumarakom, Kerala

There has been considerable criticism of the negative impacts of tourism in Kerala.[1] Since 1997 there has been local government reorganization in Kerala with the introduction of a decentralized three tier system called �Panchayathi Raj System�. The state government transferred … Continue reading






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Osborne admits 'green' Air Passenger Duty is just a revenue-raiser

In a leaked letter, George Osborne wrote: �APD is fundamentally a revenue raising duty and currently raises around �2.5billion per year.� Treasury officials acknowledged that the Chancellor�s comments in his leaked letter � describing APD as �fundamentally a revenue raising … Continue reading






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Responsible Tourism is required in South Africa

Following the launch of the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) in September businesses claiming to practise responsible tourism will need to prove that their activities comply with the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) criteria, which include … Continue reading






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Businesses which don�t do the right thing get punished in the end

The first weekend of the Masters in Responsible Tourism Management at Leeds Met coincided with our Indian summer. As usual there is an enthusiastic group with diverse backgrounds form banking, campaigning, PR and marketing and from several countries as well … Continue reading






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