Monthly Archives: February 2013

Exodus abandons Omo Valley tours

Oliver Smith has just published a news story on Telegraph Travel announcing the Exodus has suspended all trips to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia over concerns about the exploitation of the tribal communities that live there. The diverse tribes of … Continue reading

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Sustainable stories and tourism marketing

I wrote before about the opportunity which World Responsible Tourism Day and the supporters’ logo offers business who are at WTM, or at home,  to make something of their Responsible Tourism activities. There can be no trick in this, you have to … Continue reading

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Demand for travel experiences with the characteristics of RT continues to grow

There is increasing interest in many source markets for tourism products with Responsible Tourism characteristics. There is growing demand for authentic and memorable experiences, travellers and holidaymakers are seeking to get closer to the people and their places in the … Continue reading

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Enabling Market Access for emerging entrepreneurs

Alushca Ritchie, CEO of the Cape Tourist Guides Association and Chairwoman of the Federation of South African Tourist Guide Associations (FSATGA) has expressed concern that under the provisions of the new Tourism Bill in South Africa, tourist guides and their … Continue reading

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Volunteering is back in the news

The panel on volunteering at WTM last November was a lively discussion about what needs to be done to make volunteering more responsible. peopleandplaces have published advice for people thinking about volunteering abroad – download a copy of the essential … Continue reading

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Harold Goodwin