Monthly Archives: February 2012

A working week on responsible tourism planning in Myanmar

Taking Responsibility for Tourism � A working week on responsible tourism planning in Myanmar It was back in May that the democratic opposition in Myanmar announced that it welcomed Responsible Tourism and other forms of tourism based on respect. When … Continue reading






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Hope for Oldies

Schumpeter in The Economsit reviews success amongst entrepreneurs and suggests that “Experience continues to count for a great deal, in business as in other walks of life�or, to borrow a phrase from P.J. O�Rourke, age and guile can still beat … Continue reading






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The British government is paying for unqualified teenagers to travel the world?

There is a report in today's Daily Telegraph, by Andrew Gilligan, that the Department for International Development  has committed almost �9 million to send 1,250 British teenagers and young people overseas for �projects of development value�. But from internal DFID … Continue reading






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Take 15 minutes and listen to this – why large scale aid fails.

Gordon Bridger has 40 years of experience working for the UN and for the British Government – his critique of the aid industry should be heard. His book How I Failed to Save the World is a must read for … Continue reading






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Inter-generational conflict and the the GREEN THING….

The green thing …………. Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn't … Continue reading






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Responsible Tourism becoming mainstream?

Flight Centre is looking to capitalise on the trend to responsible tourism with the acquisition of Canadian company GoVoluntouring, which specialises in volunteer tourism. GoVoluntouring Founder & CEO Aaron Smith says “The sheer breadth of distribution will make Flight Centre's GoVoluntouring … Continue reading






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Launch of Phase 2 of Responsible Tourism in Kerala

I have written before about the importance of the Responsible Tourism initiatives taking place in Kerala and the way that because RT has secured support from both the panchayat and businesses it is firmly established and secure when the state … Continue reading






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Tourist abuse of the Jarawa continues

I wrote back in December about Tourism Abusing Human Rights and in partiular about the tourists treat the indigenous Jarawa of India�s Andaman Islands. On Saturday The Guardian reported that “Jarawa girls told to dance semi-naked for the camera as … Continue reading






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Beyond a joke! It is time the media took responsibility

Catherine Mack has been writing about “punters”. �Responsible tourism? Ha! Does that mean not dropping your litter as you walk through the rainforest?� was the scathing reaction of a friend when I told her that I was taking on an … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin