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Responsible Giving

This excellent article  by Jessica Lockhart -about the dangers and challenges of gift giving was first published in Verge Magazine important advice for anyone planning to give or send gifts to their host family, projects or friends made whilst volunteering? … Continue reading

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Tourists: curse or saviours?

Megahn Barr writes in today's Huffington Post “The clash between tourists and congregants plays out every Sunday at Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the oldest black church in New York state. It's one of many Harlem churches that have … Continue reading

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The number of Chinese tourists who go to Paris is five times the number who go to London.

Today's China Daily explains why fewer Chinese torusts come to Britian than go to Paris. As Birtain “is not a signatory to the 26-country Schengen Agreement, those wanting to enter Britain as tourists need to apply for a separate visa. … Continue reading

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Choosing between flying to Los Angeles for the Oscars, or driving to Blackpool

Back in November I wrote about finding the exotic in York. A theme may be developing – I spotted this in the New Statesman and thought that it was worth sharing. Seaside treatsLast weekend I had to choose between flying … Continue reading

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An inspiring week with CoaSTies

I have just has the privilege of spending a week in Cornwall staying with CoaST  members and running a series of workshops on the ways in which tourism contributes to local economic development. It was a stimulating week of engaged discussion, … Continue reading

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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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